If your building has mortar damage, brick repointing is a safe way to repair older buildings. Over time, the mortar erodes. For old, landmark buildings, this can be more than an unsightly issue. It can be an issue that welcomes disaster via water damage.
What Is Brick Repointing?
The filling between bricks is called mortar. It holds the brick in place and can last for decades. During the original construction of the building, brick is laid and then contractors point the brick. To point the brick, you groove out the mortar and remove any extra.
To repoint the brick, you chip the old mortar out and replace it. It is called pointing and reporting because you use a pointed trowel tool.
Why Is Brick Repointing Necessary?
Brick and stone repair maintains the safety and structural integrity of your building. If your mortar joints deteriorate, moisture can enter the building and damage the structure. Instead of fighting with mold and mildew, ask us to remove deteriorated mortar carefully.
In some cases, not only do you need to replace the mortar, but you may require a brick replacement. To ensure no dust or masonry pollute your building, we perform the repair with a vacuumed grinder.
At Adriatic Restoration, we will perform a brick joint repair carefully to ensure the surrounding masonry does not become damaged in the process. Contact us today for our services.