Historic Masonry with Jimmy Price: A Hands-on Workshop

Jimmy Price, founder of Virginia Lime Works and Price Masonry Contractors, will be offering a 3 day workshop in Madison Heights, Virginia on July 24-26, 2018. Jimmy’s work and knowledge of the production of building lime from oyster shell and the conservation of historic masonry is respected around the world. These workshops will be limited to 7 participants to allow for one on one instruction.



Day 1

8:30-9:00         Introduction

9:00-10:00       Participants questions / needs or specific concerns

10:00-12:00     Review/ discussion of above concerns

12:00-1:00       Lunch

1:00-2:30         Evaluate and inspection of historic masonry, failure mode of historic masonry and early repairs

2:30-3:30         Explore three cases of collapse in historic buildings during repair and what happened

3:30-4:30         How to read a building and inspect them safely


Day 2

8:30-9:30         Discussion of different historic mortars that were used, regional and geographic location in the country

9:30-12:00       How to prepare various the historic mortars as discussed

12:00-1:00       Lunch

1:00-2:00         How and why different mortars perform differently and why certain protective and decorative treatments were used in historic masonry ( I call the missing link in historic masonry) !! And how to adapt to the present situation

2:00-4:30         Beginning of hands on repointing

Tools that can be used , process and approach, prepping of wall and beginning of cutting out and prepping of joints

Day 3

8:30-12:00       Controlling absorption rate, hands on repointing and the different joint details that can be encountered and how to achieve

12:00-1:00       Lunch

1:00-3:30         Continue of repointing and details

3:30-4:30         Wrap up questions and discussion of work performed



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