With your brick/ stone walls and chimneys, raking out and repointing the existing mortar joints between each brick is a challenging process that will take much more time than you would expect. The good news is that most properties with brick or stone walls will only need repair work once every hundred years. The pointing process can restore a masonry structure's beauty and functionality when done correctly.
Natural weathering and decay will gradually weaken the mortar between brick joints over time. The chances of further damage increase as soon as the mortar has been compromised and moisture has gained access to your walls or chimney. This risk is greater in the winter months when temperatures regularly drop below freezing.
How to determine if your property needs repointing
Seeing a wall at a distance is an easy way to assess whether it requires repointing. You should look at the brickwork to see if there are spaces and cracks where mortar once was, if so, you should start thinking about repointing. Do not ignore the cracks as they will grow larger over time and may cause the brick wall to collapse completely, requiring lengthy and costly repairs. If you have further doubts, Atlantic Brick and Stone can provide you with our expert advice. We are repointing specialists and have all the tools and experience required to restoration and repair needs.
Our Pointing services
You'll always get a warranty, regardless of the size of the job we do. Atlantic Brick and Stone Inc. is one of the best masonry contractors in Fredericton with more than 15 years of experience in the trade enables us to offer you quality results every time with the proper materials for your project.
Benefits of Repointing