Brick Pointing

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Brick Repointing
Brick repointing is a process of brickwork restoration, that restores and enhances the water resistance and energy performance of bricks and mortar of your property. Over time, due to weathering and decay, cracks form in the joint between the bricks, allowing for the undesirable entrance of water. This, in turn, can cause significant damage through frost weathering and by salt dissolution and deposition. For brick pointing restoration we use the lime mortar, which was used in the past for building old structures.
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Types of brick pointing

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Weather Struck Pointing

Requires a lot of skill and experience to get the necessary results. In this type of pointing, we first press mortar into raked joints. After that, mortar is smoothed to achieve even surface of the pointing lines. The bottom edge is then neatly trimmed with the use of a straight edge and a sharp knife. Then the joint is finished sloping from the top of the joint to its bottom. This type of pointing gives excellent resistance to adverse weather. You can read our case study of paint removal and weather struck pointing restoration in Sidcup to see how this type of pointing looks like.

Flush Pointing

In this type of pointing, the mortar, pressed into the raked joints, is finished off flush with the edges of the bricks. This process gives a rough “old look” appearance. This type of pointing requires a lot of skill and experience to get the necessary results. It is used extensively in brickwork and stone masonry face work. You can read our case study of pebbledash removal and flush pointing restoration of two Victorian houses in Lewisham to know the advantages of this type of pointing.
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In this type of pointing, we press mortar in colour of the bricks into the raked joints first. After that, it is flush with the surface of the wall. In stage two, we apply lime putty mortar. Then the top and bottom edges of the joints are cut parallel to give a regular width and straight look to irregular brick and stone masonry. Read our blog and learn more about tuckpointing and traditional brickwork restoration.
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Ribbon Cut Pointing

A type of pointing similar to weather struck pointing. While the pressed mortar is still not dry, we cut the top and bottom edges of the joints parallel. It is often used to give a regular joint width to irregular brick and stone masonry.
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