Above all, repointing has to be done by experienced craftsman as all too often it is carried out by those without the correct knowledge of masonry and mortars. Firstly, the mortar match has to be assessed correctly whether it’s a lime-based mortar or a cement based mortar. This is essential to creating a perfect match with the existing and therefore providing the same amount of protection as the original mortar used. Also, the strength of the mix must be considered the mortar should never be stronger than the brick /stone.
At SDS our competent craftsman not only have the skills to sensitively remove the failed mortar without damaging the original fabric of the property but also the years of experience to correctly diagnose the type of mortar required for re-pointing as well as the skills and dexterity to match the existing style creating the look of a fully restored elevation with the re-assurance of over 30years experience in masonry restoration giving a thoroughly professional finish.
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