Natural Hydraulic Limes

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Natural Hydraulic Limes are produced by the calcination of limestones containing fine silica and/or clay minerals at a temperature in excess of 1000°C. They are subsequently hydrated and supplied as a dry powder. The speed of set and ultimate strength depends on various factors including the degree of hydraulicity of the lime itself.

Three grades are available – NHL2, NHL3.5 and NHL5.

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Description

Natural Hydraulic Limes should be thoroughly mixed with washed sands at 1:2, 1:2.5, or 1:3 by volume (depending on application) and used immediately.

User must refer to the St Astier website for the relevant User Guidelines, Product Data and Health & Safety Data.

Usage/Purpose

As binder in lime mortars where higher compressive strength, faster set, lower porosity or reduced permeability is required. They are used where lime putty mortars are not suitable or unlikely to prove durable - below ground, canal or tidal walls, weathering details, external renders, or external winter working. Natural Hydraulic Limes should be thoroughly mixed with washed sands at 1:2, 1:2.5, or 1:3 by volume (depending on application) and used immediately.

Shelf Life

Up to 6 months if stored in original bags and kept dry. Hydraulic limes deteriorate with age and fresh material should always be used.

Colour

Mortar colour is determined by the sand or aggregate mixed with the putty.

Observations

User must refer to the St Astier website (www.stastier.co.uk) for the relevant User Guidelines, Product Data and Health & Safety Data.

Application

Experienced operatives familiar with the successful use of lime should be employed. Accurate volumetric site-gauging and thorough mixing is essential. Hydraulic limes set by a combination of the hydration of the hydraulic compounds and the slow carbonation of free lime in the presence of moisture. The control of the drying and curing process by ‘tending’ and protecting is crucial to success and long-term performance. It is important that the correct grade is selected - Seek Technical Advice. Protections are essential. Do not use below a temperature of 5°C or above 25°C. Do not use if there is risk of frost.