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Posts Tagged ‘ brick repointing ’

Practical Tips to Care for Your Bricks

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
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Properly caring for your bricks will increase their longevity and boost their appearance.

Without a doubt, bricks are built to last a long time. They are seen everywhere, from walls to pavements, but bricks have their fair share of setbacks even with their usefulness. And in places with harsh winters and hot summers, bricks are prone to blemishes. We’ve created an article full of tips you can use to care for bricks properly. (more…)

The Importance of Masonry Repointing

Friday, March 11th, 2022
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The importance of masonry repointing can prevent further damages to existing disintegrating walls in a structure.

While mortar lasts long, it does wear out with time, and then maintenance is necessary to keep the wall of a building sealed. To replace the masonry in a disintegrating wall, the process of repointing must be completed. Unsure what your masonry structure needs? Read on for some notes on the importance of masonry repointing.  (more…)

The Process of Replacing Your Brick Joints

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Now and then, even though you deal with the brick around your home or business, fixes should be made. One of the most well-known fixes is repointing brick joints where mortar breaks down or around free or split bricks. Releasing harmed or dissolved mortar unrepaired can cause an entire host of issues, generally from water damage. Repointing your bricks can extend the life of your home siding, yard, steps, and more. Here is how the process works.


The Process of Repairing and Repointing a Wall

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The Process of Repairing and Repointing a Wall

Whenever you have a wall that needs a little tender loving care (or mortar), it’s time to call in a repointing expert.

Repointing a brick wall is a straightforward process, but without the right supplies and process, it’s not all that easy at all! Whenever you have a wall that needs a little tender loving care (or mortar), it’s time to call in a repointing expert. Here’s what you need to know about repairing and repointing a wall. (more…)

A How-To on Brick Repointing

Friday, April 7th, 2017

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Brick repointing is a great way to keep your brick walls looking great throughout the year.

Brick repointing is a great way to keep your brick walls looking great throughout the year. The repointing process protects the bricks themselves, as well as the mortar used to hold them together. (more…)

Do I Need Mortar Analysis?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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Mortar analysis is necessary to find a matching mortar for repointing historic structures.

Repointing involves the application of mortar between masonry units. When mortar between masonry joints cracks or spalls, a repointing procedure may be necessary. However, when preparing to repoint a historic masonry structure you may first need to have the mortar analyzed by a professional. A mortar analysis helps find a matching mortar and correct properties needed to prevent the surrounding mortar from being further damaged. If an inappropriate mortar is used, it can actually accelerate the rate at which the masonry deteriorates instead of preserving it. A small investment in mortar analysis can save you a ton of money on the overall life of a project. (more…)

What’s Involved in the Brick Repointing Process

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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Smoothing the mortar is the most delicate part of the brick repointing process.

When mortar deteriorates it needs to be removed from the joints of a brick wall and replaced with new mortar. This process is called brick repointing. Brick repointing jobs involve four major steps: preparing the joint, mixing the mortar, filling the join with mortar, and finishing the joint. (more…)

The Advantages of Commercial Brick Repointing

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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Commercial brick repointing adds value and longevity to your structures.

There are a large number of reasons why building owners seek the restoration of the external fabric of buildings, such as brick repointing. Brick repointing aids in conservation, property value, image, resale, and helps to combat the inevitable obsolescence of the materials used in older buildings. In much of the western world the main construction materials used in a number of buildings have been brick, stone and flint. While together these things have great longevity, they do not last forever, and these components age at different rates, often leading them to need repair at different times. Periodic brickwork replacement and brick repointing, especially stopping mortar failure, is key.   (more…)