Brick Repointing and Repair
Pointing is a skill and our operatives possess skill and experience when it comes to combining restoration and repair with expert pointing. For Brick Repointing and Repair services, our team of operatives can repair damaged pointing or crumbling brick and restore it to its original condition.
Our Brick Pointing and Repairs Services
There are the added complexities in repointing an existing brick wall, both in the removal of old mortar and matching the mortar in the original style of pointing to achieve a seamless result. Listed buildings will usually need lime mortar to match the original mortar.
If damaged bricks need to be replaced, then colour-matching to the original bricks is a fundamental requirement. This requires a specialist’s eye for detail, colour and precision; which is why Spectrum’s specialists have the ability to work accurately with the highest skill level on brick structures. Our expertise is complemented by using specialist equipment which removes damaged mortar with care and then applies replacement mortar using cordless pointing guns which efficiently inject new mortar into the joints..
Repointing is essential for maintaining, protecting, and conserving brick, stone, and the building, in entirety. Mortar can represent a significant 15% of the overall surface area, so aiming for an aesthetic impact is as important as functional repair. As mortar weathers more quickly than either brick or stone replacement will be required at some point to preserve structural integrity..
Our teams can address just repointing as a specific task or undertake it as part of a major works project. We will survey and assess each project to confirm that no other work is required before repointing to ensure that cause of the damage is identified and items, such as broken gutters, leaking roofs or faulty windows are repaired..
What is the importance of brick pointing?
Brick repointing is necessary to maintain and repair buildings where the mortar has started to degrade. Not only will this significantly improve the aesthetic impact but is essential to maintain the structural integrity of the building in the longer term..
Our team prides itself on ensuring every detail is taken care of to ensure an excellent and expert finish.