Incorrectly repointed 250 years old brick

Highlighting the case of 250 old bricks repointed with concrete in the case of Bucharest’s Patriarchal See Cathedral belltower. The repointing should have been done with lime mortar as was the original material. Using concrete, which is much tougher and less porous than the old brick exposes the old brickwork to erosion, damage and slowly the whole structure can be compromised.

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I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.

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If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advise you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this weblog.

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