Re-pointing becomes mandatory when mortar joints have cracked, flaked, or disintegrated due to abrasive effects of the elements. Although the right material and technique are enough to deliver a water-tight job, Brother's Masonry believes appearance is also a top priority. Our skilled crews carefully select proper mortar mix and tools to compliment your existing mortar color profile.
Water penetration can cause mortar to weaken and brick to deteriorate. If moisture finds its way into a defect on the brick and freezes, it will cause the brick to split or chip, deflect or move. Once this happens the brick offers minimal structural support to the masonry wall. Removing the defected brick will prevent the water from extending to the solid brick.
Chimneys are usually the first part of a masonry building to show signs of deterioration. This is mostly due to the fact that chimneys are constantly at the mercy of the elements. Resting above the roofline virtually defenseless, a simple hairline crack in your chimney capstone, if neglected, can cause serious damage. Water penetration through a failed cap can cause the top of your chimney to disintegrate to the point where masonry repair is mandatory. At this point brick on the chimney are spalling, flaking, cracking, displacing or even falling out, it is time for masonry repairs to be done.
We can guide you to local masonry suppliers to help match you masonry units to as close as possible. We will remove all cracked an crumbing mortar joints and cracked brick, will install new brick or stone and use the closest mortar color possible to match your home.
Masonry has a earthy look and beautiful natural appeal. The various materials used in masonry, such as stone and brick, have been used in construction for many years. However, as with all materials, there will come a point where maintenance is necessary on masonry units. Proper maintenance and swift repair work if a problem is found will help the building remain in only beautiful, but also structurally sound. It should also be noted that in time, the mortar may have to be replaced. This is where re-pointing will come in handy.
Re-pointing masonry can be done to replace mortar that is damaged or missing. mortar is also important to the strength of a structure, so proper re-pointing is the key.