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Historically, lime mortars were created through a process of burning, slaking, and proper maturing. Lime was and, in our work today, still is, one of the essential components of historic mortar restoration. Lime and Niagara mortars are different to modern cement and concrete, and even most common modern pozzolanic and hydraulic cements. That difference is important, as the common suppliers only supply mortars which will critically damage historic brick. Only quality driven and local DC specialists such as ourselves can provide and install the correct lime mortars to preserve these historic buildings. We are based and focused here in Washington, DC, and that makes an invaluable difference.