AJ Hall Brickwork

Frequently Asked Questions

See the list below for our most frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed here, then please contact us.

We can repair this with a waterproofing cement.
This is sometimes due to missing pointing or porous brickwork that needs sealing. It can also be because the window is poorly fitted, is not sealed properly or has a corroded or missing cavity tray above the window.

This may be due to either corroded wall ties or lack of support over an opening such as a doorway or window. Crack stitching ties cracked walls together using helibars or reinforcing rods, allowing masonry to flex slightly but holding the wall in place.

If a sandstone lintel above an opening has a crack in it, this can be repaired with waterproof cement.

This can be due to lack of air ventilation or wall cavities may need cleaning out.
Pointing or brickwork may be starting to crumble. A consultation is required to establish the severity.

This could be because:

  • Lead flashing needs replacing
  • Chimney may need re-pointing
  • Chimney pot may be damaged or needs a cowl fitting
Check for correct flashing depth, re-point above or install a cavity tray.

This can be caused by water penetration between the slates or roof tiles not being sealed to the chimney.

The path level may be running towards your house. Requires a tapered fillet to help divert water away from the wall.

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