You’ve heard the term “safe as houses”, but in reality houses only remain safe with routine maintenance. You probably think of your house as a home, but you also need to think of it as a possession. Things that break indoors, like a hole in the wall or a ruptured pipe, demand your immediate attention. The problem is that issues outdoors tend to go unnoticed, or get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. This is especially true when it comes to brickwork.
Brick repointing involves repairing the mortar between your bricks on your property. The process is often overlooked, but repointing often makes a difference in the overall look and feel of your home, as well as protects the bricks from water damage. In some cases, repointing may also be necessary to repair the damage that has already been done to the brickwork.
There are two general types of masonry restoration work, repointing and tuckpointing. While these terms are often used interchangeably, there are definite differences between the two that should be understood if either type of work is to be done correctly.