Specilaist Pointing & repointing of brick, stone and patios in stratford upon avon, warwickshire
M Build undertake a lot of specialist pointing jobs in and around leamington , stratford upon avon and nationwide.
In all masonry walls (brick, stone or block), the exposed face of the mortar joint is subject to gradual erosion due to rain, wind and wind- driven dust and grit. Frost attack also contributes to the breakdown of materials. Once the exposed face of the mortar has receded behind the outer wall face, the arises of the masonry become more vunerable to erosion. At some point the joints become so worn that water can penetrate and saturate the wall. The decision to repoint is most often related to some obvious sign of deterioration, such as disintegrating mortar, cracks in mortar joints, loose bricks or stones, damp walls, or damaged plasterwork. pointing in stratford upon avon
Cleanliness is one of our main focuses at M Build when pointing. A clean and tidy job is essential in re-pointing, if dust management is not focused on many uneeded hours and days can easily be added to job, not to mention the mess to neighboring property’s. Due to this fact M Build is currently in the process of investing in hundreds of pounds in specialist pointing dust control equipment. In testing we managed to cut dust down by a minimum of 70% in stratford upon avon
Mbuild also carry out specialist lime mortar pointing using lime puttys and natural hydraulic lime. this is more specialist work and mbuild have the experience to carry out your lime pointing to our high standards
we always rake our joints to a minimum of 15mm deep. as a rule the depth raked out should be around 1.5 times the thickness of the joint. the raked joints are always kept damp while pointing. this is essential tor the new pointing mortar to archive a strong bond
so if you are in warwick, coventry, stratford upon avon or surrounding areas then please call us for free pointing advice and a free estimate.