No matter how well your house or building was constructed, time will eventually take its toll. When it comes to brickwork, the first casualty of time and elements is the mortar in your brick joints.
When your mortar weakens, it can compromise the strength and integrity of your entire wall. When that happens, immediate, remedial action must be taken to stop the situation getting worse.
If you discover crumbling or fretting mortar in your walls, do not ignore it! Even the smallest amount of mortar rot can allow water to get in and that will cause all kinds of problems. The next time you’re outside your house, take a look at your external brickwork and check for signs of fretting mortar. A simple check now could save you a lot of money in the long run.
Brick repointing is the process of removing the old mortar and replacing it with new. As you can imagine, replacing the mortar in standing wall is not a trivial task, and requires a high degree of proficiency, expertise and experience to ensure the job is done correctly.
Qualified brick repointing craftsmen are hard to find. At Repoint, we have more than 30 years of experience with dedicated, expert professionals who will take care of your repointing to ensure the continued integrity of your building.
For all kinds of domestic, commercial, strata complex or a heritage buildings – our trained craftsmen will get the job done right first time and save you from additional costs and stress in the future.
At Repoint our approach employs the latest technology, with unique equipment including specialised power tools that help us complete the job five times faster than repointing by hand.
Our Repointing Bricks process goes like this:
Your old mortar is raked out of the brick or stone joints. Be aware – some operators don’t go deep enough, which means old, crumbling mortar gets left behind.
The joints are then washed to remove any dust and debris
We will inspect the original joint and mortar type – creating a new mortar closely matching the original colour and texture. Our mortar is designed to last and to be as strong, if not stronger, than your original as your original mortar when first laid.
The colour matching of the existing mortar is very important. If this is done poorly it will devalue your residence rather than increase its value. Make sure this is done by professional brick repointing company like Repoint.
With the colour matched, we inject mortar into the joint, taking care to ensure the original joint profile is correct
Once the mortar is dry, we will clean your brickwork thoroughly.
When it comes to brick repointing, get in a team of experienced pointers, brick repair and preservation specialists who can deliver over three decades of experience. Call Repoint today.