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Posts Tagged ‘ brick repointing ’

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…)