Over time it is common for the mortar between the bricks of your home or building to crack crumble or simply just wear away. When this happens the chances of water finding a way in increases. This can mean a variety of issues and problems for your property. Our skilled team are able to conduct brick repointing on your property in order to restore it to its former glory. Repointing is one of the most cost effective ways to your repair your brickwork and make it water tight.

Brickwork repointing, also known as tuckpointing, is the process of renewing the external mortar joints between bricks in masonry construction. Over time, mortar joints can deteriorate due to weathering, age, or structural movement, compromising the integrity and aesthetics of the brickwork. Repointing involves removing deteriorated mortar from the joints and replacing it with fresh mortar to restore strength and appearance.

The repointing process typically begins with the careful removal of old mortar using specialized tools to avoid damaging the surrounding bricks. Once the joints are clean, fresh mortar is applied to fill the gaps, ensuring proper bonding and alignment with the existing brickwork. The mortar is shaped and finished to match the original style of the joints.

Repointing helps maintain the structural integrity of brickwork by preventing moisture infiltration and protecting against further deterioration. It also enhances the appearance of the building, contributing to its overall longevity and value.

Repointing a building offers several benefits:

  • Structural Integrity: Renewing deteriorated mortar joints strengthens the overall structure, preventing water infiltration and reducing the risk of damage to the bricks and underlying framework.
  • Weatherproofing: Fresh mortar creates a tight seal, enhancing the building’s resistance to weather elements such as rain, wind, and frost, which can cause further deterioration.
  • Aesthetic Improvement: Repointing restores the appearance of the brickwork, enhancing the building’s curb appeal and preserving its historic or architectural significance.
  • Longevity: Properly repointed brickwork can extend the lifespan of a building by protecting it from moisture-related decay and structural damage, reducing the frequency of maintenance and repair.
  • Energy Efficiency: Improved weatherproofing resulting from repointing can contribute to better insulation, leading to increased energy efficiency and lower utility costs.

Overall, repointing helps maintain the structural integrity, appearance, and value of a building, ensuring its longevity and continued functionality.

The time required to repoint a house can vary significantly based on factors such as the size of the building, the condition of the existing mortar, and the accessibility of the brickwork. For a standard-sized house with moderate deterioration of mortar joints, the repointing process typically takes anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to complete.

The process involves several steps, including assessing the condition of the existing mortar, removing deteriorated mortar, preparing the joints, applying fresh mortar, and finishing. Factors such as the intricacy of the brickwork, the need for scaffolding or specialized equipment, and weather conditions can also affect the duration of the repointing project.

Proper planning, efficient coordination among workers, and adherence to established repointing techniques can help ensure timely completion of the project while maintaining high-quality workmanship.

S&D Brickwork

S&D Brickwork are experienced brickwork contractors, offering an array of services proudly certified by the Federation of Master Builders. Our knowledge, skills & dedication have resulted in our employment by multiple large contractors.

We are based in Southampton but cover Hampshire including: Winchester, The New Forest, Hedge End, Fareham, Portsmouth and beyond.

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