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January 2015

Why Brick Pointing is to the Structure of Your Building

Brick is designed to last; mortar isn’t. Over the course of time it is not uncommon for the mortar around bricks to experience wear and tear. However, what seems like a natural process can be dangerous to the structure of your building. As damage to the mortar becomes greater with passing time and damage from the elements, you may find that water can leak through the holes in the mortar. In addition to this worsening the damage of the mortar itself, it can also be critical to the structure of the home. A water leak can cause mould, mildew, and water damage that can be very costly fix. This is where Brickpoint comes in. We use brick pointing to repair mortar, without replacement of the entire foundation.

The Brick Pointing Process

The first step that our professionals take is to analyse the mortar. Once we have a match, we can begin the brick pointing process. The mortar should be mixed and then pressed into the problem areas of the existing mortar. Before the mortar begins to dry, it is wiped clean. This results in a smooth, undamaged joint. While this process seems quite simple, it is still best left to professionals in the masonry field.

Why You Should Hire a Professional

There are several reasons that you should choose a professional for brick pointing instead of attempting a do-it-yourself project. First, our team of professionals at Brickpoint has access to technology that can analyse mortar to find its specific type. This is because it allows the existing mortar and the new mortar to be matched perfectly. Our team is also more efficient. While we believe efficiency is key, we do not let it affect our service. Every job that we complete is guaranteed for quality.

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How London Brick Repairs Affect the Value of Your Home

There are many things that can affect the value of your home, including brick siding. Brick siding has dual value when it comes to your home. First, it protects the structure of your building. It ensures that water cannot get inside and cause mould, mildew, or water damage inside your home. It also adds significant cost value to your home. If you find that your brick siding is in need of repair, contact us at BrickPoint. We offer brick repair in London and surrounding areas.

The Safety of Your Building Structure

Brick is considered to be one of the more sturdy options for siding. This means it is less likely that you will need London brick repair. Often it can be maintained by simply hosing it down with water. However, you should conduct regular inspections to ensure your brick siding is in good condition. If you do find damages, such as damaged mortar, cracked bricks, or crumbling, it is essential that you contact us right away. In addition to adding cost value to your home, brick protects your home’s structure from water and the elements. If water gets inside your home, it can cause structural damage, mould, and mildew.

Implications on Value

One of the largest disadvantages of brick is the cost. While it is easy to maintain, and offers temperature control, it can be one of the more expensive types of siding to install. This expense, however, is directly reflected in the price of your home. It is estimated that having brick siding can increase the value of your home up to 6 %. With a boost in value that high, why wouldn’t you choose brick siding? If you require brick repairs in London get in touch with us to ensure your siding retains its value.

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