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What Causes Mortar to Deteriorate?
The exterior brick of a home is beautiful and easy to maintain. However, water, ice and expansion and contraction during the various seasons take their toll on solid mass of a brick wall. The area most affected by these diverse whether assaults is the most elastic (and weakest) point; the mortar joints.
Where are Brick Walls Most Affected?
Mortar joints weaken wherever water can saturate them. Underneath windows and walls, around chimneys, behind downspouts, at ground level and at any exposed wall top.
What is Repointing?
Fixing detereating and cracked mortar joints is called pointing, repointing or tuckpointing. Restoring cracked and worn-away mortar joints making them strong and looking good, water must be stopped from getting into your bricks and foundation.
The cracking that occurs in mortar joints is generally referred to as step cracking. There are a few different techniques commonly used in repairing step cracking. Use of a polyurethane mortar repair is quick and easy and there are many different colours available for matching the colour of existing mortar. Repointing requires the use an angle grinder needed to cut grooves 3/4 to 1 in. deep in cracks using a 4-1/2 in. angle grinder fitted with a diamond blade. New mortar is then mixed and packed deep into the areas that have been cut out.
Bricks Cracked in Half
In some cases that are a result of some type of structural issue with the foundation of a home step cracking may continue the the middle of some brick that ae cracked in half. These gaps in the centre of some bricks can also be repaired with either concrete or polyurethane. again, colour matchings techniques can be used to make the look of a repair as much as possible. In some extreme cases single bricks can chipped out and replaced with a new one.
Restoring Beauty and Durability
No matter the type of restoration your brick work requires there is a repair available that can restore that beautiful look and durability to your homes exterior.
Kevlar staples were made with shear strength in mind and are designed to add a structural fix to your foundation wall crack repair.
Radon testing for your home comes with a no obligation quote for the recommended repairs to make your home safe, with an optional on the spot quick fix repair service.
Water can sometime penetrate your home around the side of various service pipes as they enter and/or exit your home. This problem can be resolved with an inexpensive leak repair.
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