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Mortar Pointing

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Mortar Pointing

Mortar Pointing/Repointing


Mortar pointing, also known as brick pointing or repointing, is the process of renewing or repairing the mortar joints between bricks or stones in a masonry structure, such as a wall or a chimney. Over time, the mortar between bricks can deteriorate due to weathering, temperature changes, and other factors. Mortar pointing is necessary to maintain the structural integrity of the masonry and prevent water penetration, which can lead to further damage.


The process of mortar pointing involves removing the deteriorated or damaged mortar from the joints and replacing it with fresh mortar. This helps to fill any gaps and cracks, ensuring a secure bond between the bricks or stones and enhancing the appearance of the masonry.

The mortar used in pointing is typically a mixture of cement, sand, and water.


The proportions of these ingredients may vary based on the specific requirements of the project and the type of masonry being repaired. The color of the mortar is also matched to the existing mortar to ensure a seamless and aesthetically pleasing finish.

Professional Mortar Pointing Services in the North West


Preserve and Renew Your Building with Expert Mortar Pointing

Welcome to Brickwork Pointing, your trusted partner for top-notch mortar pointing services across the North West. Our dedicated team specializes in reviving the appearance and structural integrity of buildings through precise and skilled mortar pointing techniques. Learn how our services can transform your property and protect it for years to come.


Benefits of Our Mortar Pointing Services:

  • Enhanced Durability: Professionally pointed mortar helps fortify your building's walls against weather and environmental factors.

  • Aesthetic Revival: Well-executed pointing elevates your building's appearance, adding charm and value to your property.

  • Water Resistance: Proper pointing prevents water infiltration, safeguarding against dampness and potential damage.

  • Longevity: High-quality pointing extends the lifespan of your structure, reducing the need for frequent repairs.


Our Mortar Pointing Process:

  1. Assessment: Our experts evaluate the condition of your existing mortar and assess the appropriate pointing style and materials.

  2. Preparation: We delicately remove deteriorated mortar, preparing the joints for fresh pointing.

  3. Mortar Mix: We create mortar blends that match the composition, color, and texture of your building's original mortar.

  4. Pointing Application: Our skilled craftsmen expertly apply the new mortar, ensuring neat and uniform joints.

  5. Finishing: The pointed areas are finished to blend seamlessly with the surrounding masonry, preserving the building's character.


Why Professional Mortar Pointing Matters:

Quality mortar pointing is crucial for maintaining the structural integrity of your building. Inferior pointing can lead to water ingress, frost damage, and even compromised stability. Our meticulous approach ensures your building remains strong, safe, and attractive.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is brickwork pointing?
    Brickwork pointing, also known as brick jointing or repointing, is the process of renewing the mortar joints between bricks in a masonry wall. It involves removing deteriorated or damaged mortar and replacing it with fresh mortar to strengthen the wall, improve its appearance, and protect it from weathering.
  • Why is brickwork pointing necessary?
    Over time, the mortar between bricks can degrade due to weather exposure, temperature changes, and other environmental factors. Pointing is necessary to maintain the structural integrity of the wall and prevent moisture penetration, which can lead to further damage and deterioration.
  • When should brickwork pointing be done?
    Brickwork pointing should be done when the mortar joints show signs of deterioration, such as crumbling, cracking, or gaps. Additionally, if you notice water seepage through the wall or loose bricks, it's a clear sign that repointing is needed.
  • How is brickwork pointing done?
    Brickwork pointing involves the following steps: a. Remove the old mortar from between the bricks using appropriate tools. b. Clean the joints and remove debris. c. Prepare the mortar mix, ensuring it matches the existing mortar in composition and color. d. Apply the fresh mortar into the joints using pointing trowels or specialized tools. e. Shape the mortar to achieve the desired pointing style (flush, recessed, tuck-pointing, etc.). f. Clean any excess mortar from the bricks' surface. g. Allow the mortar to cure properly.
  • What are the different types of brickwork pointing?
    Several types of brickwork pointing techniques include flush pointing, recessed pointing, tuck pointing, bucket handle pointing, struck pointing, V pointing, beaded pointing, grapevine pointing, ribbon pointing, and others.
  • How long does brickwork pointing last?
    The longevity of brickwork pointing depends on various factors, including the quality of materials used, weather conditions, and the skill of the pointing work. Well-done pointing can last for several decades.
  • Can I do brickwork pointing myself?
    Brickwork pointing is a skilled task that requires experience and knowledge of proper techniques. While minor repairs may be possible for DIY enthusiasts, it's generally recommended to hire a professional mason for larger and more extensive repointing projects to ensure the best results.
  • How much does brickwork pointing cost?
    The cost of brickwork pointing varies depending on factors like the size of the area to be repointed, the pointing style chosen, the accessibility of the site, and the local labor rates. It's best to get quotes from multiple contractors to compare prices.
  • Does brickwork pointing require any maintenance?
    Properly done brickwork pointing should not require frequent maintenance. However, it's essential to keep an eye on the mortar joints over time and address any signs of deterioration promptly to prevent more extensive repairs.
  • Can I paint over brickwork pointing?
    While it's possible to paint over brickwork pointing, it's essential to use breathable masonry paint to avoid trapping moisture within the wall. Painting should only be done after the mortar has cured sufficiently. It's recommended to consult a professional for proper painting techniques. Remember, brickwork pointing is a crucial aspect of maintaining the integrity and appearance of masonry walls. If you have specific questions or concerns about your brickwork, it's best to consult with a qualified mason or contractor for expert advice and solutions.




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