Fort Laramie was founded in 1849 as a military outpost along the Oregon Trail. It served as a staging area for troops fighting Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull. The popular view of the fort, generated by series such as “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” from our old black and white televisions, is that of an enclosure surrounded by a wall. A fence, however, never enclosed Fort Laramie. The structures were made from a mixture of lime and sifted river sand. The National Park Service uses the same mixture today for repairs, restoration, preservation and maintenance. Visit the Fort Laramie website.
Repointing terra cotta and glazed brick with NHL mortar on this 1904 historical building.
Saint Astier® Natural hydraulic lime was used to successfully complete this interior and exterior restoration project (repointing, plastering, painting) of the visitor’s complex in the historical district. Special effort was made to restore the site as authentically as possible with true historic materials, such as the lime paint on the roof deck, as it originally appeared in the 1800s. View this project:www.cityofroma.net.
Repointing. Inappropriate mortars were used on this landmark building, leaning to deterioration of the terra cotta blocks. Repointing with NHL mortars allows for elimination of water trapped inside the blocks.
Repointing was used on St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Toronto, Canada.
An impeccably preserved California gold rush town, the town of Columbia was first established in 1850, the same year that St. Astier began producing the NHL that we know and use today. This same NHL was recently used for the repointing and brick setting restoration work on the main buildings. View more information on this project.