Replicating Old Mortar | This Old House

23July 2020

Mason Mark McCullough visits a South Carolina cement plant to see how a sample of old mortar is analyzed for raw materials and color matched for future repointing.

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The brick and mortar in the single house date to the 1840’s. As they restore the kitchen house they need to repoint the brick, which will be exposed. Master mason Mark McCullough has come to Charleston to inspect the old mortar and to check out how they update it down south. He visits a local cement plant where the process starts.

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