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If you’re a property owner, you likely know that your property’s exterior could use some maintenance from time to time to keep it functional and clean, especially if you’re trying to let, sell, or just maintain its aesthetic. By repointing the mortar in between the bricks of your property’s exterior, you can give your property a brand new appearance, comparable to if it was just built.
What is Repointing?
When your brick is in good shape but the mortar holding it together is no longer sound, it can make the wall structurally weak, to look run down and simply unappealing. Repointing is the process of removing old and crumbling mortar between brick structures and replacing it with new mortar that is cleaner and brighter, giving the building a revamped look that enhances the brick exterior and strengthening the structure of the wall again. Property Maintenance Gloucester can make light work of all the repointing you need doing around your home.
To begin the process of repointing your mortar, we must first assess its current condition and how much of it can be repointed or needs to be. To do so, we then chip out the outer layer of mortar enough to scrape away the old and deteriorating layer but not so much that it compromises the structure of your brick as a whole. The new mortar is then mixed and applied into the creases and crevices of the bricks, sculpted, and cleaned, before being left to dry.
What makes repointing a recommended service is the fact that it can extend the lifespan of your brick structures while maintaining their stunning appearance as well. Replacing brick and rebuilding it can be expensive, especially if it is for projects like property walls and foundations. To avoid the high costs incurred from replacing brick, repointing has proven to give your brick and its mortar a refreshing aesthetic that is long-lasting, completely durable, and more cost-efficient than a complete replacement. By repointing your brick, you are not only adding time to your brick structures but saving yourself some much-needed pounds as well.
The mortar in between brick that holds it together is often a durable solution and has been used for hundreds of years because of its strength and dependability. However, over time and with exposure to constant rain or snow, the mortar can deteriorate in appearance, rather than actual quality. While this is frustrating, it is typically an easy fix and a great way to boost your property’s appeal from the outside. Repointing can be done on a number of outdoor structures in or around your home that are sealed using mortar, including stairs, walkways, patios, and even chimneys. Find out much more details about our service.
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