Here, at Brickpoint London, Ltd., our brick restorative services are centered on brick repointing or masonry services that improve a building’s value and looks. Restoring bricks by repointing them fills in gaps where water can seep into a structure and adds to the aesthetics of a building’s wall or facade. Therefore, many of our clients either retain our masonry services to upgrade a building’s looks, or to make sure that the building stays structurally sound and leak-free.
Why Repointing Is Necessary
The process of brick repointing involves repointing the exterior part of mortar joints on a brick building or wall. Over time, decay and the weathering process ultimately cause voids to form within the joints of the brick. As a result, the openings permit the entrance of water. Any water that enters the opening can cause a great amount of damage due to the salt dissolution and deposition that takes place as a result of weathering.
We Know Everything There Is to Know About Repointing Bricks
Our company is fully knowledgeable when it comes to brick repointing or restoring bricks. Therefore, there is no reason to consider another masonry specialist. We have over four decades of experience and are well-versed in designing new units of motor, each of which we match with the current colours and textures of the original brickwork. Extreme care is used in pointing bricks, with the mortar permitted to cure over a 24-hour or longer period.
Sealing the Bond
Generally, when it comes to brick repointing, mortar that is sound usually needs no removal although new mortar is often added anyway. Again, the new brickwork is made to match the texture of the existing mortar to avoid any visual discrepancies when viewing the bricks. Depths over 2.5” are generally filled in several passes with the joint profile angled to allow the new pointing mortar to bond with the brick.