What is Building Lime?

What is Restoration (Building) Lime?

Utilizing technology that dates back to the Roman Empire, Virginia Lime Works Building Lime is a hydraulic lime in which we take the finest quality double slaked low temperature fired hydrated lime and blend it with our special pozzolan (similar to volcanic ash) to yield a consistent and long lasting material that conforms to ASTM C1707.  Contrary to what others might say, our pozzolan is most certainly not Portland Cement or Pulverized Fly Ash.  It’s actually a blend of materials that have been around forever, and have an established track record in building construction.

Virginia Limeworks_WallBuilding Lime has amazing workability, vapor permeability, flexibility, and boasts a beautiful naturally white color, all of which are qualities one looks for in a hydraulic lime.  Whether you are laying brick or stone, repointing historic masonry, stuccoing, or plastering see for yourself why masons across the country describe Building Lime as “the only mortar I ever want to work with”.

Mix & Go Premixed Mortars

Our Mix & Go line of Premixed mortars makes your job easier. Pre-blended lime (Either BL150 or BL200) and sand are to create the exact proportions for the job. We offer a fully customizable color palette to meet the needs of your next restoration project.

  • Conforms to ASTM C1707
  • Mix in conventional mortar mixer
  • Incredible workability
  • NO PORTLAND CEMENT
  • Available in custom colors or standard (Off White)

How to Blend:

  • N/A (Pre-blended)

Water Requirements:

  • Requires 1 Part Water to 6 parts of Mix & Go Preblended Mortar (To Peanut Butter Like Consistency)

MIX_and_Go Sell Sheet

Mix N Go Mortars – MSDS 2010


 

Building Lime 150

Moderately Hydraulic Lime with amazing workability and incredible brightness.

  • Conforms to ASTM C1707
  • Mix in conventional mortar mixer
  • Incredible workability at 2.75 parts sand to 1 part lime!
  • NO PORTLAND CEMENT
  • Available in uncolored (off white), custom colored and our range of 50 stock colors

How to Blend:

  • 1 part BL150 Lime to 2.5 parts Sand

Water Requirements:

  • Requires 1 Part Water to 6 parts of Lime & Sand Mortar (To Peanut Butter Like Consistency)

BuildingLime 150 – Sell Sheet – 2011

BL150_ MSDS 2010


 

Building Lime 200

Eminently Hydraulic Lime with amazing workability and incredible brightness.

  • Conforms to ASTM C1707
  • Mix in conventional mortar mixer
  • Incredible workability at 2.75 parts sand to 1 part lime!
  • NO PORTLAND CEMENT
  • Available in uncolored (off white), custom colored and our range of 50 stock colors

How to Blend:

  • 1 part BL200 Lime to 2.5 parts Sand

Water Requirements:

  • Requires 1 Part Water to 6 parts of Lime & Sand Mortar (To Peanut Butter Like Consistency)

BuildingLime 200 – Sell Sheet – 2011

BL200_ MSDS 2010

 

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