Mortar Pointing is the correction of fretting mortar on the exterior brickwork. Fretting mortar is extremely common with exposed brickwork and is caused by natural degradation of the mortar between the bricks as the result of weather, time and possibly bad craftsmanship when it was originally constructed.
If your mortar is any more than 10mm short of the brick face or showing signs of deterioration/crumbling then you should definitely consider having it re-pointed, otherwise the damage can spread and leave you with much larger issues in the future which increases the cost of fixing the problem.
Upon your request for a free quote, we will attend your site, analyse the extent of the fretting mortar and carry out a matching process to ensure that the work that we carry out will blend in with your existing building.
Commencing the mortar pointing work
Commencing the work, we will begin by cutting away the old fretting mortar to a depth of 20-30mm, and flushing out the joints with clean water. The new mortar is then applied to match the existing design. We take careful notice to ensure that the mortar is flush with the brick face (or slightly recessed, depending on the desired appearance) and leaving a neat finish.
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