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Brick Wall Repairs

Brickpoint London Ltd offers a dynamic range of total wall care and brick repair services for London and the surrounding region. From routine brick wall crack repairs to the urgent bulging brick wall repairs, we cover all residential and commercial requirements under one roof.

Whether looking to repair a garden brick wall or improve the structural stability of an entire home or business, you won’t find a more skilled or experienced contractor. Call Brickpoint London anytime for an obligation-free consultation with a member of the team.

When Do Brick Walls Need Repairing?

Brick wall repairs can be carried out in a variety of ways to address a long list of minor and major issues. Repairing mortar in a brick wall when damaged can improve its long-term integrity, just as replacing cracked and damaged bricks at an early stage is always preferable.

Brickwork in general is extremely durable and hardwearing, though will eventually succumb to the tests of time and the elements. This is why we strongly recommend periodic property inspections, in order to detect instances where brick wall repairs may be necessary.

Examples of which include the following:

Cracked and Damaged Bricks

One or two cracked or damaged bricks might not seem much to worry about, but can nonetheless indicate an issue with the integrity of your brick wall. It’s worth remembering that brick wall crack repair costs are far lower than those of major repairs or rebuilds, if the problem is allowed to worsen. Repairing cracked and damaged bricks is straightforward and cost effective, just as long as the issue is addressed at an early stage.

Failed or Unsuitable Pointing

In some instances, it’s a case of the brick and wall repair mortar (or original mortar) between the brakes having not been fit for purpose in the first place. Different walls and structures call for entirely different types of mortar, though not all contractors take this into account. Whether repairing mud brick walls, modern brick walls or Victorian brick walls, the importance of using an appropriate pointing product cannot be overstated.

Decaying Mortar

The pointing used to hold bricks in place can potentially have a lifespan of up to 150 years. Most homes in and around London were built more than 50 years ago, but many have never been properly repointed. As with the bricks themselves, any signs of decaying or failing mortar should be noted and addressed at the earliest possible stage. What appears to be a minor issue on the surface could be indicative of a much more severe and widespread problem affecting your property’s safety.

Aesthetic Issues

Of course, it could also simply be that you are not happy with the visual appearance of your exterior walls. Your bricks may have faded and become unsightly, or the pointing between them may have become stained and dirty looking over the years. Brick wall repairs aren’t exclusively about structural safety and protection – they can also breathe new life into your property’s visual appearance.

If preferred, we can pay you a visit and conduct a full inspection of your property on your behalf. With absolutely no obligation to go ahead, we’ll walk you through the available options and advise you if, and to what extent, repairs are advisable.

Call or e-mail Brickpoint London anytime to organise your obligation-free property inspection.

How Do You Repair a Brick Wall?

Every brick wall is technically unique, which in turn means approaching every repair job with a bespoke approach. It’s a case of first assessing the damage and the extent of the repairs required, before getting started on the job itself.

In some instances, repairing a brick wall is as easy as removing damaged and decayed pointing, which is subsequently replaced with new mortar. Cracks and damaged bricks can also be extracted to be repaired or replaced, as can entire sections of the wall where necessary.

When replacement bricks and mortar are necessary, it is essential to ensure that they flawlessly match their surroundings for a seamless fit. This is where the art of effective brick tinting and general brick restoration comes in – two of our specialties at Brickpoint London.

If you suspect any of your brickwork may be damaged and could benefit from maintenance, we’d be happy to provide you with an obligation-free consultation and an inspection of your property in London.

Can I Carry Out My Brick Wall Repairs Myself?

In some instances, it may be possible (or at least plausible) to conduct your own brick wall repairs. For example, if only a tiny amount of replacement mortar is needed to repair a small gap, the DIY approach could work.

More often than not, however, brick wall repairs should be left to the pros. For one thing, it’s the structural integrity of your property that’s on the line when carrying out work like this. In addition, the specialist equipment and materials needed to conduct quality brickwork repairs can be more expensive than the costs of hiring help.

For more than 4 generations, Brickpoint London has been saving homeowners and businesses time, effort and money with a complete range of brickwork maintenance and repair services. Before getting started on a DIY brick wall repair of any kind, contact a member of our team to find out what we can do for you.

What Are the Benefits of Professional Brick Wall Repairs?

Along with saving you time, effort and money, the benefits of professional brick wall repairs also extend to the following:

Improved Protection for Your Property

A brick wall in a good state of repair can protect your property indefinitely. An investment in professional maintenance is therefore an investment in your property’s long-term safety.

Enhanced Aesthetic Value

Ensuring the repaired or replaced materials flawlessly match their surroundings isn’t easy, so is best left to the professionals to ensure maximum aesthetic value.

General Health and Safety

More extensive brick wall repair and maintenance jobs can bring health and safety concerns into consideration, which are again best handed over to the experts.

Whether ready to go ahead or simply considering a brick wall repair for your property, we’re standing by to take your call. Contact a member of the team at Brickpoint London anytime to discuss your requirements in more detail.