Pointing is the mortar infill between the brickwork or masonry. It is the primary weather proofing of the façade, and is very important to the structural integrity of a building. We can undertake partial or total re-pointing on stone buildings such as cottages and churches and also stone walls.
AJ Hall offers high quality re-pointing which will leave your property looking great and will protect your brickwork whatever the weather conditions.
Unlike many companies, we carry out traditional brick pointing using trowels rather than pointing guns and we don’t oil common bricks which can turn them black.
We also carry out stonework pointing i.e. raise and cut, and jointed finishes. This is done with diamond blades to avoid uneven edges and gets straighter joints which sometimes cannot be achieved with abrasive blades.
All our work is washed down and cleaned off to avoid the new mortar falling out and gives better key.
Stone buildings are better with chemical DPC methods rather than traditional as some stone is random and not even. Most DPCs fail in time due to age and cavities which get damp due to moisture being trapped in the cavity often by insulation bridging the cavity debris. Debris should be cleaned out below DPC level which some insulation companies fail to do. Another option is to insert vents but joists can become rotten if the ends of the joists are in the cavity. All new joists should not be in the cavity and should be on hangers or trimmers.
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