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Selected Reading

Ashurst, John & Nicola. Practical Building Conservation. Vol. 3: Mortars, Plasters and Renders. New York: Halsted Press, a Division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1988.

Cliver, E. Blaine. "Tests for the Analysis of Mortar Samples." Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol. 6, No. 1 (1974), pp. 68-73.

Coney, William B., AIA. Masonry Repointing of Twentieth-Century Buildings. Illinois Preservation Series. Number 10. Springfield, IL: Division of Preservation Services, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 1989.

Davidson, J.I. "Masonry Mortar." Canadian Building Digest. CBD 163. Ottawa, ONT: Division of Building Research, National Research Council of Canada, 1974.

Ferro, Maximillian L., AIA, RIBA. "The Russack System for Brick and Mortar Description: A Field Method for Assessing Masonry Hardness." Technology and Conservation. Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1980), pp. 32-35.
Hooker, Kenneth A. "Field Notes on Repointing." Aberdeen's Magazine of Masonry Construction. Vol. 4, No. 8 (August 1991), pp. 326-328.

Jedrzejewska, H. "Old Mortars in Poland: A New Method of Investigation." Studies in Conservation. Vol. 5, No. 4 (1960), pp. 132-138.

"Lime's Role in Mortar." Aberdeen's Magazine of Masonry Construction. Vol. 9, No. 8 (August 1996), pp. 364-368.

Phillips, Morgan W. "Brief Notes on the Subjects of Analyzing Paints and Mortars and the Recording of Moulding Profiles: The Trouble with Paint and Mortar Analysis." Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol. 10, No. 2 (1978), pp. 77-89.

Preparation and Use of Lime Mortars: An Introduction to the Principles of Using Lime Mortars. Scottish Lime Centre for Historic Scotland. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, 1995.

Schierhorn, Carolyn. "Ensuring Mortar Color Consistency." Aberdeen's Magazine of Masonry Construction. Vol. 9, No. 1 (January 1996), pp. 33-35.

"Should Air-Entrained Mortars Be Used?" Aberdeen's Magazine of Masonry Construction. Vol. 7, No. 9 (September 1994), pp. 419-422.

Sickels-Taves, Lauren B. "Creep, Shrinkage, and Mortars in Historic Preservation." Journal of Testing and Evaluation, JTEVA. Vol. 23, No. 6 ( November 1995), pp. 447-452.

Speweik, John P. The History of Masonry Mortar in America, 1720-1995. Arlington, VA: National Lime Association, 1995.

Speweik, John P. "Repointing Right: Why Using Modern Mortar Can Damage a Historic House." Old-House Journal. Vol. XXV, No. 4 (July-August 1997), pp. 46-51.

Technical Notes on Brick Construction. Brick Institute of America, Reston, VA.

  • "Moisture Resistance of Brick Masonry: Maintenance." 7F. February 1986.
  • "Mortars for Brick Masonry." 8 Revised II. November 1989.
  • "Standard Specification for Portland Cement-Lime Mortar for Brick Masonry." 8A Revised. September 1988.
  • "Mortar for Brick Masonry-Selection and Controls." 8B Reissued. September 1988. (July/August 1976).
  • "Guide Specifications for Brick Masonry, Part V Mortar and Grout." 11E Revised. September 1991.
  • "Bonds and Patterns in Brickwork." 30 Reissued. September 1988.