What is repointing?

Over time, weathering and decay can cause spaces in the joints between masonry units (usually bricks). This can result in water entering the cracks in the brickwork causing significant damage. Repointing, which involves grinding out the old mortar and replacing it with new, restores the external part of the mortar joints in the construction. 

Why repoint your house?

  • Increase its value
  • Improve its efficiency
  • Improve its performance for resale
  • Conservation – maintaining the original character of your home
  • Prevent structural damage
  • Reduce pollution damage

 

Our techniques

Professional gun pointing systems

At Ashford Pointing, pointing is carried out using a professional gun pointing system, it has the following advantages:

  • British standard mortar designs
  • Improved bonding of mortar to brickwork
  • Positive fill of joints without voids
  • Quality control procedure
  • Minimises disturbance to occupants 

Dust extraction system

Our techniques grind out the old mortar, reducing the amount of dust in the environment, this ensures:

  • Work is kept neat and tidy, with minimal mess
  • Disturbance is kept to a minimum
  • Your home remains a clean, safe environment