What is Brick Repointing?
Brick Pointing is the process of restoring deteriorated mortar joints in masonry.
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.
New M3 or M4 mortar is then injected into the freshly raked mortar joints to fill the cavity, tooled off and dressed.
After setting for 48 hours, the brickwork is pressure cleaned to leave a neat, picture-perfect finish as good as the day it was built
The Benefits Of Brick Pointing
Why Brick Pointing?
Brick pointing will restore the facade of a home or building to what it ought to be.
Not only will new mortar renew a house’s lustre by restoring its crisp, neat lines and bright accents, repointing strengthens old, sagging walls.
Over time, crumbling mortar will displace bricks and allow moisture to penetrate a home. This inevitably leads to dampness and mildew within the inner walls which is a pain to clean and repair.
More troubling, though, invasive moisture can rust wall ties which may cause your walls to bow and possibly even collapse. If left unchecked, these problems are far more costly and less convenient than preventative repointing.
Since the process is time consuming and creates incredible volumes of dust, many tradesmen in the field will be tempted to cut corners. Period Home Brick Restoration & Construction maintains our promise to deliver to the highest industry standard, so that our clients get exactly what they pay for – the very best.
Brick pointing is often referred to as Tuck pointing. Tuck pointing is actually a different, extra step in the process. It refers to a final layer of coloured mortar being applied to the top of a repoint.
What is Tuckpointing?
Mortar deteriorates over time, resulting in ugly cracks and making a structure prone to damage.
Tuck pointing restores the beauty and integrity of a home to the finest detail.
Tuckpointing is often referred to as repointing. It does start with brick pointing, as the process involves removing old mortar from the joints around bricks and replacing it with new mortar. But true tuck pointing is actually an additional step applied after the repointing has finished.
The differences are that the bricks are cleaned before pointing occurs, brick-coloured mortar is applied to neaten the shape and appearance of each brick, and white lines (“tuck”) are filled in, to add contrast.
Using two different coloured mortars makes the process more involved, and requires a lot more skill to see it done well. However, the result makes the masonry seem even finer and adds a definite prestige.
The Period Home team have worked diligently over the decades to become experts at this process.
Period Home Brick Restoration & Construction have reached the highest industry standard in the Sydney, Newcastle and Hunter Valley regions. We possess the skill, attention to detail, and superior workmanship necessary for the highest quality in brick restoration.
The Benefits Of Tuckpointing
Each of these elements will drastically boost your properties value, while adding to its historic charm.
What is What is Stone Pointing??
Stone Repointing is the process of restoring deteriorated mortar joints in stone masonry. It is often also called simply Stone Pointing.
The pointing in masonry is the word for the part of the mortar that you can see. When new it is nicely dressed and provides strength to the walls by holding the stone together.
Over time, especially in coastal areas, the mortar can deteriorate. This means the wall becomes less stable, even though the stone is still strong. Stone Repointing will remake the mortar and dress it again so it looks and performs like a new wall.
Work begins with carefully grinding out the old sand and lime to a depth of 25mm to 30mm. To do this, Period Home Brick Restorations uses a vacuum system which eliminates as much as 90% of dust pollution.
New mortar is then injected into the stone wall joints to fill the cavity, tooled off and dressed.After setting for 24 hours, the stonework is pressure cleaned to leave a neat, picture-perfect finish.