Our 17th century exterior walls after repointing
The outside masonry work is done and we are flabbergasted by the results. The professionals really did an amazing job rehabilitating “Our Tour”. Not only did they cut out the old joints and repoint with new mortar, they also replaced and “crossed” entire sections that were damaged or cracked. They took special attention to the stone around the windows, fitting them with newly cut pieces where necessary.
With time the new jointing will wear away a bit and darken in color, but for now “Our Tour” just seems to sparkle in the sun.
We also did a part of the courtyard’s wall (we’ll do the rest someday). Check out the difference in the arch below.
The stone work on the inside main living floor has been completed as well. Just like the exterior, the change is phenomenal. I’ll post some pics soon.
Seeing “Our Tour” like this gives us so much hope for the future. After spending more than a year in just demolition work alone, we finally feel like we’re moving forward.