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Tips for Maintaining and Preserving Your Yorkshire Building Stone

Tips for Maintaining and Preserving Your Yorkshire Building Stone - Reclaimed Brick Company

David Johnson |

It's critical to understand proper maintenance procedures if you possess a structure made of Yorkshire stone. The strength and beauty of Yorkshire stone make it a preferred building material. Yet Yorkshire stone can degrade, get dirty, or lose its colour over time. Here is some advice on how to preserve and care for your Yorkshire construction stone.

Regular cleaning

Cleaning your Yorkshire building stone regularly can help to maintain its natural beauty. You can use a pressure washer, a brush, or a sponge to clean the stone. Make sure to use a gentle cleaning solution that is pH neutral and won't damage the stone. Avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the stone's surface.

Seal the stone

Your Yorkshire construction stone can be shielded from stains and moisture by being sealed. By forming a barrier on the stone's surface, the sealer stops water and other contaminants from permeating the stone. Make sure to use a Yorkshire stone-specific sealant of the highest calibre.

Repair any damage

If you notice any damage to your Yorkshire building stone, such as cracks or chips, it is important to repair them as soon as possible. Leaving the damage unattended can lead to further damage and can compromise the structural integrity of the stone. Hire a professional to repair any damage to the stone.

Protect the stone from extreme temperatures

Extreme temperatures can cause your Yorkshire building stone to expand or contract, which can lead to cracking or other damage. Protect your stone from extreme temperatures by shading it from the sun, or insulating it from the cold.

Keep the stone dry

Water can damage Yorkshire building stone, especially if it is left to sit on the surface of the stone for an extended period of time. Make sure to keep the stone dry by installing proper drainage and avoiding pooling water around the base of the building.

Avoid using harsh chemicals

On your Yorkshire building stone, avoid using strong chemicals like bleach, ammonia, or cleaners with acidic bases. The stone's surface may become harmed by these chemicals and erode over time.

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