With your brick walls and chimneys, repointing and raking out the existing mortar joint 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 walls or stone walls will only need repair work once every hundred years or so. The pointing process can restore a masonry structure's beauty and functionality when done correctly.
Natural weathering and decay will gradually weaken the mortar in-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 breast. 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 were spaces where mortar once was – if so, you should start thinking about repointing. Besides that, there's another method to determine whether or not a structure should be repointed. You can scratch out a few mortar pieces with a knife. Whenever you can do this easily, then repointing becomes mandatory. Please do not ignore the cracks because they will grow larger over time and may cause the fence or brick wall to collapse completely, requiring lengthy and costly repairs. However, if you have further doubts, we would be delighted to provide you with our expert advice. We are brickwork pointing specialists and have all the tools and experience required to handle your bricks and mortar needs.
Our Pointing services
You'll always get a two-year warranty, regardless of the size of the job we do. The only two ways to complete a task are the correct way and the incorrect way. Atlantic Brick and Stone is one of the best masonry contractors in Fredericton with more than 15 years of experience in the trade enables us to offer you our trusted 2 year guarantee on all of the property restoration completed by us.
Benefits of Brickwork pointing