What Is Repointing?
Bricks are built to last for hundreds of years however, the mortar surrounding them is sadly not. Repointing is an important aspect of building maintenance as it holds the structure of the wall and ensures weatherproofing. It is a process of renewing the mortar joints between the external masonry of your property.
The mortar between the joints on your brick or stone walls can account for up to 15% of its overall surface area. Over time, weathering and the elements cause the joints to deteriorate, crack and crumble, enabling water to penetrate through which can cause significant structural damage and damp issues.