Frost and Icy Weather Damaging Ancient Brickwork
What’s happening to some stonework and bricks during the winter weather and an alarming photograph from Lincoln
The effect of sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice etc on brickwork in the winter caught my eye recently by way of a neighbours wall.
At the base of the wall there are little piles of shattered bricks, clearly the work of the freezing weather and ice we’ve just experienced.
What I felt was curious was that only one wall in the immediate area is affected - the other curious thing was, this is not the first time we’ve had this weather, so how come most of the wall hasn’t disappeared ?
This week in Lincoln, thankfully with camera, I saw, what I presume to be, a more alarming example . . .
It appeared very recent indeed and upon returning the council had cleared it up and put a barrier up.
Whilst I cannot be sure this is the effect of the freezing winter weather I could see no other obvious reason for what almost looked like exploding stonework.
It’s obviously very worrying but I come back to my original thought of why exactly this happens - the circumstances must be variable otherwise we’d have no churches or medieval stonework extant.
I wonder if anybody else has experienced examples of this . . .