Repointing works in East Dean
Re-pointing of brick, block, stonework, paving, roof verges, valley's, ridge tiles and chimney stacks
The face side of mortar generally fails due to a weak mortar mix, expansion and contraction of materials (temperature changes). The more the joints fail the more porous the mortar becomes.
When birds find weak mortar or miss fired soft clay bricks, they peck and eat it as it forms the shell when they are laying eggs.
When we are carrying out pointing repair's it is necessary for us to cut into the mortar joints.
All areas surrounding are covered and protected during works, cables and signage are removed and re-fixed as work proceeds.
The fried mortar is cut out to a general depth of 22mm on brickwork and deeper on other materials the jointers use dust collection grinders to minimise dust and debris.
The wall is rinsed and kept damp as pointing progresses, this stops the new mortar drying too quickly and shrinking.
The mortar mix used is generally Portland cement, Hydrated lime and good building sand.
Insurance backed guarentees are available if required.