Our teams use a mortar mix as specified by Australian Standards and are experts at matching the existing mortar colour and joint as closely as possible.
This is a KEY DIFFERENCE to the end result and is also why you would pay a little more for this standard.
If you’re not worried about the new mortar matching the old, BE SURE TO LET US KNOW, AS THIS WILL BE CHEAPER FOR YOU.
Re-pointing is carried out when the existing mortar joints have broken down and started to crumble, causing holes in the brickwork which can lead to structural damage and cracking.
A combination of extreme weather conditions, excess moisture (often from sprinklers or watering systems) and a weak mortar mix causes masonry work and mortar to break down (fret) and fall out . Both bricks and mortar are subject to “fretting” or crumbling.
The section of affected mortar is ground out to a depth of 10-20mm using a vacuum system.
We use our own specially modified caulking guns to inject new mortar into the brick joints, which are then finished off to match the existing style as closely as possible. There are a couple of different methods of applying mortar between the bricks.
Our teams have been trained to use caulking guns to inject the mortar as opposed to the more traditional use of a trowel, as our experience demonstrates this is the most efficient method and provides the neatest finish! It also saves getting mortar over the face of the bricks, which then requires cleaning.