Replacing Cement Skew Fife and Edinburgh
Cement is one of the most commonly used materials in the building trade and will likely play an increasingly important role in the future.
Cement is used at the bottom of your building for concrete foundations; it is also used to bond brickwork together; and at the top of your building it is used to complete your roof with cement skews.
We offer a wide range of new cement works and various cement repairs.
Skews divide one tenement roof from another and also act as a firebreak between tenements. They also protect the edge of the slates from being lifted by wind. Skew stones may be butt jointed with lime mortar, or partly lapped with the adjacent stone as this helps to secure them and reduce the risk of water penetration at joints.
Cement Skew Problems And What To Look Out For
Look out for cracks in the skew stones, particularly the club skew, as this could lead to slippage of the skew stones. If there are any signs of this, treat this as an urgent repair.
As the skews are very exposed, mortar can wash away allowing plants to grow. The roots of plants can cause a lot of damage, widening joints and letting water percolate into wallheads.
In some locations, exposed skews can suffer from penetrating dampness.
Professional Cement Skew Repairers Fife and Edinburgh | Cement Skew Work
Although the work may appear straightforward, ensure your builder or tradespeople have the skills for the job.
If in any doubt, get the specialist roofing company to specify and organise the repair.