Join the Washington County Historical Trust to learn how to make repairs to existing stone and brick structures and to help in repairing the historic building, the Saylor House, at Kiwanis Park.
JULY 13 & JULY 20
The two-day hands-on workshops will introduce and train participants in the Jahn masonry repair systems that can be used on historic stone and brickwork. The class will discuss traditional masonry practices, demonstrate mortar analysis to understand the mortar you are trying to replace, and demonstrate and practice mixing up mortar. We will practice test samples to achieve a match with existing mortar, discuss and practice proper mortar removal from existing masonry, and learn different methods of installing the new mortar mix. Participants will learn how to apply different styles of pointing as well.