Why consider brick repointing?

 

Brick repointing brings a significant amount of benefits to your home, including,

 

  • Conserving old buildings
  • Heritage homes and landmarks can be reserved through the repointing of bricks
  • Commercial homes and organisations can enhance the aesthetic value

  • The better your curb appeal, the higher your property value will be

 

Restoring and repairing the brick in your home or building delivers the attractive appearance and changes your home from appealing old and run down to refreshed and modern.

 

Why would I need to repoint my bricking?

 

Bricks are amongst one of the sturdiest and most durable building materials (that explains why they have been used for so many years). But even bricks and the mortar that holds them both together can become worn down over time because of the environmental factors like the rain, sun, ice etc. When the mortar that is holding your brick together begins to deteriorate, crack or fall out of joint it is definitely time to consider getting it looked at.

 

If you can catch it early enough then it’s going to save you money in the long run!

 

Why should homeowners consider contacting a professional?

 

You may have watched some videos or read a tutorial on how to repoint your bricks, you might think you have got the skill down to a tee but, the truth is that every repointing job must be performed with the utmost caution and care. This means using the right tools and the right materials in order to avoid damaging anything that doesn’t need to be damaged, like the brick or permanently compromising the appearance of your property.

 

If you have the confidence to complete such a job then check out our previous blog about how to repair a mortar in your brick wall, if you don’t think it’s a good idea head over to our brick-pointing page, or contact us now so we can come and assess your damage and help your home!

 

 

What is brick pointing and what benefits does it have​

Whether it’s your whole home that is constructed of brick or maybe you have features such as a fireplace that is constructed of brick, you’d probably have to call a company like ourselves to come and repair or replace but didn’t realise exactly how cost effective it would be. 

 

Repointing is the process of renewing the ‘pointing’ that is the external part of mortar joints, in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay causing voids to arise in the joints between masonry units, usually in bricks allowing an undesirable amount of water.