What Will Your Brick Repointing Service Involve?
Initial Brick Assessment and Cost of Repointing - An assessment of your brickwork and mortar is conducted to determine the extent of deterioration and identify any underlying issues. Mostly it’s straightforward but if our experts identify other issues, like cracked bricks, then we’re confident you will welcome the consultation.
The cost of repointing services is calculated on a square-metre basis and takes into account several factors, such as extent of damage, required work, equipment needed, etc.
Before starting the repointing process, necessary preparations are made to protect surrounding surfaces, landscaping and other nearby elements that could be affected during the repointing process.
Removal of old crumbling mortar and cleaning the joints - After the preparation of area is complete, the brick repointers will start the removal of old mortar utilising industry tools and equipment. The SB Tuckpointing team is well practised to avoid damaging the surrounding bricks and house facades during this process.
Once the old mortar is removed, the joints are cleaned to remove any remaining debris and create a clean surface for the new mortar to bond.
New Mortar - Now the joints are cleaned out, it’s time to prepare the new mortar to inject between the bricks.
You get to choose the mortar colour then we’ll take care of the technical components, like composition and texture.
Colour note: We notice that our customers typically want to match the original mortar or something that suits the brick. We will provide guidance.
Application of New Mortar - Utilising special masonry tools, trowels, mortar guns and safety equipment the repointing team will inject the new mortar between the bricks to a proper depth and achieve full coverage of the joint to ensure structural stability.
The new mortar is then shaped to match the surrounding mortar joints to help the new mortar blend in seamlessly with the existing masonry.
Clean Up - The SB Tuckpointing team will complete an acid wash of the bricks, spray down and clean up the surrounding area.
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What is the difference between Brick Repointing and Tuckpointing?
Repointing and tuckpointing are related techniques used in masonry to repair and enhance the mortar joints between bricks - we provide both services.
Repointing refers to the process of removing deteriorated or damaged mortar from the joints between bricks or stones and replacing it with new mortar. The primary goal of repointing is to restore the structural integrity of the masonry and prevent further damage.
Tuckpointing is a more specific and refined technique within repointing which involves the use of two different mortar colours to create the illusion of fine joints to enhance the appearance of the bricks. Tuckpointing is often used for decorative purposes and can make the mortar joints appear smaller and more uniform than they actually are.