One of our most popular requests at Stonemasons Fife is for the repair of badly eroded sandstone pieces, and to have these either repaired with Lithomex, partially replaced as in a Part Indent or in extreme cases replaced with a new stone piece, expertly cut and shaped by our highly skilled Fife stonemasons.
Where this stone replacement service is required, we take all necessary time to ensure that the new stone fitted is an exact replica of the one to be replaced. We ensure all new masonry pieces supplied match in size, shape, surface finish, texture and colour etc. This is vital to achieve the best possible outcome.
When carrying out Fife stone repairs we first remove with teethed chisels all the soft decayed stone to leave sound stone exposed. Depending on the depth of eroded stone which can be 2” or more, we may elect to fix stainless steel screws/dowels into the affected area to give the Lithomex a better grip.
After the Lithomex has been built up in 2 or more layers to the desired profile, it is left to cure for 24-48 hours, and then sanded down to a perfect finish, replicating the original stone in shape, finish, colour and texture.