Encyclopedia of Historic Masonry Restoration

Kentledge

Kentledge is large and heavy concrete blocks used to support structures above grade.  Below grade support harnesses the stabilizing force and mass of the earth.   In the area of work shown in the image below, the builder is supoorting a historic masonry facade and using… Read More »Kentledge

Kiln firing of bricks

Brick is relatively good at resisting moisture. Historic brick was fired at a relatively low temperature,  Especially when compared to typical high temperature fired masonry of today. Brick, both modern and historic, is made from clay, very similar to mud.   In modern circumstances, that… Read More »Kiln firing of bricks