Repointing your brick and stonework will bring your buildings character back to life and protect it for generations to come.
Why repointing is necessary?
- Incorrect mortar/materials used
- Old mortar is badly weathered.
- Allow the wall to breath.
- Cement mortar used in the past.
- Improve the appearing.
Poor Repointing will damage the materials
If the mortar between your bricks not looked after or incorrect mortar is used. You could face large bills to put things right. Over time the mortar between bricks can deteriorate. The mortar can break up or even fallen out. Bricks can disintegrate because the incorrect mortar was used.
Cement mortar has also been used in the past and can do serious damage to your bricks.
To help stop the deterioration of bricks, it is important that the correct repointing techniques are used. Using the correct techniques when repointing with help stop water filtration which can accelerate the deterioration o the bricks and the wall integrity. To ensure the repointing for that you do is long lasting consult a specialist to
Type of repointing we can do
When repointing bricks, it is important that the correct mortar is used. Doing so will help stop water filtration into the building and prevent dampness.
From stone wall to buildings, correct repointing can make your building look great and protect it from the elements.
Type of Repointing Projects we work on.
- Wall Repointing
- Brick Facades
- Stone Facades
- Castle Projects
- Tuck-pointing: Tuck-pointing is a method of pointing where 2 different mortars are used. 1 mortar is the colour of the brick the other mortar is used for the joint. This combination give the impression of a very fine line between the bricks. It is a good method is use if the bricks on the facade have deteriorated.
- Flush: With Flush Pointing, the mortar used is finished flush with the wall. The benefit of flush pointing is that it is prevents water and other debris from getting into the joint.
- Irish Wigging: Irish wigging is similar to Tuck-pointing, but it uses raised centre joint. This type of point is currently making a revival.
- Lime: Lime-repointing is preferred over cement repointing as it is porous and allow the building to breath and drain away moisture more easily that has built up from the elements.
- Weather Struck: With weather-struck pointing the lower edge is recessed rather than the top edge.