Brick Repointing is the process of restoring deteriorated mortar joints in masonry. It is often also called simply Brick Pointing.
Whilst the process and materials will be different depending on age, all brick and stone buildings can be repointed.
If the mortar of your building has started to erode or crumble, repointing will return your building to its former glory and prevent the need to perform costly and invasive remedial work to the inner structure.
Whilst repointing is typically a preventative action to repair or halt structural integrity issues, it is also common to repoint a brick building before selling to increase value.
The new mortar will renew a building’s lustre by restoring its crisp, neat lines and bright accents.
Done correctly, repointing will increase the integrity of the building by around 40 years.
Over time, the mortar for a brick building will begin to erode and crumble. This leads to displacement of bricks, and can also allow moisture to penetrate the structure. It is at this stage that a building needs to be repointed ASAP.
Left unchecked, dampness and mildew will contaminate inner walls, and wall ties will rust. At this point, your building is a ticking time-bomb. At this phase, repointing is no longer an effective option. Eventually the walls will bow and possibly even collapse.
Benefits Of Repointing
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Brick Pointing Service
Our repointing service is provided for commercial buildings, apartments, and large residential brick homes throughout Sydney and Newcastle. We are also experienced in performing repointing on stone buildings.
For buildings that require more than just repointing, Period Home Pointing are capable and qualified to handle restoration services such as
- Concrete cancer repair
- Crack Remediation
- Asbestos removal
- Facade refurbishment
- Window and awning replacement,
Brick Repointing Process
1. Consultation & Quote
One of our expert project managers will come out to access your building and provide recommendations. Sometimes buildings require more than repointing, so it’s in this consultation period that we conduct a full inspection, to ensure no future surprises will impact your quote.
2. Removing Mortar
Work begins with carefully removing the existing mortar to a depth of 25mm to 30mm. To do this, we use a mixture or hand, pneumatic tools and HEPA vacuum system which eliminates as much as 95% of ambient dust pollution.
3. Injecting New Mortar
Depending on proximity to coastal areas, and soil aggressiveness, new M3 or M4 mortar is then injected into the freshly raked mortar joints to fill the cavity. It is then tooled off and dressed.
4. Set For 48hrs
To ensure integrity and workmanship, the new mortar is left to set for 48 hours before any further work is completed.
Thorough cleaning is completed to wash away any remnant mortar from the bricks, providing a picture-perfect finish as good as the day your building was built.
Your project manager will walk you through everything that was completed, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you are satisfied with the work.
Kind Words From Our Customers
These guys did a great job restoring the brick work and pointing on our old Sydney workers cottage that’s 100 years old. They turned up at 7am every morning and were always friendly and happy to answer any questions. Our home is restored to its former glory and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. Thanks once again.
Our brick home built in the 1930s was in need of a bit of tender loving care, the bricks were cracked in areas and the mortar was crumbling and falling out in different places. Period Home Brick Restoration repaired damaged bricks and repointed. They tuckpointed the front of the property and its looks terrific. The whole team was helpful from initial enquiry to clean up once the job was done. Highly recommend.
My home has been restored to its former beauty thanks to Period Home. Can’t thank Dean and his team enough for the great work and care taken with my home. Very professional. If i ever have another home to be done Period Home will be the first i call .