Repointing & Concrete Repair
ebm Structural & Damp Defects can repair of concrete buildings and structures requires quality materials but more importantly experienced and skilled tradesmen to ensure that the repair is undertaken correctly. The removal of the defective areas of concrete, preparation of the exposed steel reinforcement and concrete reinstatement has to be done correctly for the repair to be durable.
For small repair areas we use 110v cutters & breaker tools to remove the concrete. The concrete reinstatement can be hand applied mortars, The concrete surface finishing often needs to match the colour and texture of the parent which might be a shutter board finish or exposed aggregate finish. Our skilled workforce are able to achieve a high quality finish to match the parent concrete.
For small repair areas, we use 110v cutters & breaker tools to remove the concrete. The concrete reinstatement can be hand applied mortars, The concrete surface finishing often needs to match the colour and texture of the parent which might be a shutter board finish or exposed aggregate finish. Our skilled workforce are able to achieve a high-quality finish to match the parent concrete. After repairing the concrete a protective coating can be applied to all the exposed concrete surfaces to enhance the durability and for aesthetic reasons as well. These coatings protect against further carbonation of the concrete and chloride ingress, thus slowing down the corrosion process.
ebm Structural & Damp Defects are domestic and commercial repointing contractors that are trading standards approved and all work guaranteed. We specialise in pointing for brickwork, stone and all aspects of masonry. We also provide specialist chemical cleaning services for brickwork and sandblasting for stonework. We have many trusted teams and offer our services throughout Wales. Some unscrupulous tradesmen and companies are attempting to trade off our good name. Please take care not to be deceived by companies providing inferior workmanship.
Benefits Of Brickwork Pointing
Brick pointing is the best value way of restoring the condition and appearance of a building structure, this also forms an essential part in overall and ongoing building maintenance. Advantages of Brick repointing include:
- Strengthen the structural integrity of your building’s brickwork.
- Weatherproofing the outer walls.
- Improve the overall appearance of the building.
- Raise the value of the building.
- Maintaining the original look of old (listed) properties.
- Defend against pollution damage, for city properties.
- Improve properties saleability
Welsh Based Restoration Teams
ebm Structural & Damp Defects have a fully trained brickwork pointing and property renovation team for Wales. We supply brick wall repointing and other types of building restoration services for big business premises and residential houses in Wales. The types of properties differ, so the team use their genuine building understanding to choose the right materials and craftsmanship suitable for every specific building.
Business Repointing in Wales
We offer highly rated repointing services for commercial properties in and around Wales. We repoint all kinds of commercial properties like offices, small retail premises, shopfronts, car showrooms, government buildings, banks and a large variety of other commercially related properties. We use the latest mechanical repointing technology available. The commercial repointing service we offer is quicker, cleaner and includes a stronger pointing solution for commercial buildings in Wales.
Lime Mortar Repointing
A large majority old red brick properties and walls in Wales were constructed using lime mortar and the need to continue this building method is crucial to the strength of a aged house or construction. For example, a many Victorian homes may likely have been constructed from lime mortar, not cement. It is crucial that cement isn’t used in repairs. When cement is used, the movement common in old Victorian buildings can cause damage to bricks (this is also an important aspect of church and cathedral restoration)
What Is Repointing?
The word “Pointing” is the visible outside face of mortar, these joints show between brickwork on the surface of the external wall. “Re-pointing” (also called Pointing Up) refers to the restoration of pointing. Repointing will be needed after it is lost because of age and weathering. Over time, weathering and general decay can cause damages in the joints between the masonry. These voids will allow water to enter, potentially causing serious damage and dangerous damp.
When Does A Home Or Property Require Repointing?
It is important that you know how to determine when it is time to repoint. The process is extremely simple. When checking the brick, a good guide to go by is to measure the depth of the mortar against the height of the mortar gap. When the depth is bigger than the height of the mortar gap, you’ll need repointing. You can also use your finger to test the pointing, try digging your finger into the joints in the bricks and seeing if any mortar breaks away. Try this in different areas of both the back and front of the home.
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