Brick and Mortar Replacement

A common maintenance task for brick masonry is the repair of mortar joints. The longevity of mortar joints will vary with the exposure conditions and mortar materials used. The longevity of brick, however, may well exceed 100 years. Consequently, occasional repair of the mortar joints is expected over the life of the brick masonry.

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Here at Pointe Masonry it is our observation that the most common reason for repointing brick masonry is to improve water penetration resistance.

Repointing deteriorated mortar joints is one of the most effective and permanent ways of decreasing water entry into brickwork. This is because the most common means of water entry into a brick masonry wall is through debonded, cracked or deteriorated mortar joints. A critical step in the repointing operation is to identify wall areas which require repointing.

Conditions which may require repointing include: mortar erosion beyond 3/8", hairline cracks in the mortar, cracks between the brick and mortar, and crumbling mortar. Color Matching. Pointe Masonry utilizes authentic mortars. Not only does this technique bond to the original structure, it blends in to eliminate noticeable repairs.

We specialize in determining the closest shade possible to your original work. The first step in achieving a consistent mortar color is using the same ingredients as the home was built with.

Contact us today for a complimentary estimate: (313) 408-4837