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All brickwork and stonework will need pointing or repointing at some time in its life. Various signs start to show when the old pointing starts to deteriorate between the brickwork and stonework, even falling out, causing damp inside the property.
We have found over the years that people have not removed the old pointing and just repointed over the top. This means that in a very short time repointing a wall will be required again.
Our excellent teams have years of experience taking pride in any pointing Brickwork and Stonework projects that they undertake.
The first thing when brick pointing or repointing stone is the PREPARATION, making sure that all the old pointing is removed from the joints between the Brick and Stone correctly.
The average depth is between 12mm to 25mm but this depends on how narrow the joint is between the brick and stone.
The Different Types of Brick and Stone Pointing and Repointing Methods
There are different methods that can be used Mechanical disk, raking tools and even chisels, making sure that none of the brick or stone is damaged in the process.
There are also various types of pointing which can be used, lime mortar pointing, weather struck pointing, tuck pointing, flash and bucket handle are just a few.
There are also different types of sand and cement coloured mortars and they can all make a difference to the end result.