Fortifications de Québec
The work mainly concerned, depending on the situation, the repointing, replacement or repair of components such as: facing stones, core and mortar, coping wood, drainage system and membranes as well as the granular filter material.
As the jobsite was located on a historical site, the work was interrupted a few occasions by the interventions of archaeologists.
Why these products?
As the fortifications were designed in the 18th - 19th century, it is important to use a product with the same properties as the one used in the past.
Characterised by its formulation containing a high concentration of hydrated lime, the MasonMix 600 mortar was chosen amongst other things for its self-healing properties and its high vapour transmission rate to ensure compatibility with the masonry system already in place.