Repointing Addlestone Surrey (KT15): No matter what age your house is in Addlestone, there will come a point when a little maintenance is necessary. If you have noticed the cement or mortar between the bricks on your Addlestone property is crumbling or cracking, you will need professional help to prevent the problem from worsening. A professional brick repointing contractor in Addlestone will offer an effective solution to repoint your brickwork and make sure that it remains watertight.
The soundness of any property is only as strong as its mortar and bricks. If the mortar is in an unsatisfactory condition with holes, gaps or eroding spots, then dampness or draughts can enter your home and cause many issues with the structure and the interior. Is it quite easy to establish when you might need repointing?
Quite simply, you need to have a close look at the mortar and bricks of your external walls. If you discover damaged areas or sections which look different to the remainder of the property, you may want to get in touch with a professional repointing contractor for further investigation. In areas such as under eaves or on chimney stacks it may be necessary for a professional to check, but you ought to be able to see for yourself in most cases the physical warning signs of degradation.
Crumbling mortar doesn't just look horrible, it can lead to safety issues as well. The structural integrity of any Addlestone home is only as effective as its bricks and mortar. If this is impaired, the structure can become unsound, which in the case of taller buildings or chimney stacks, can cause severe damage and risk to life.
It might be that missing or eroding mortar has been caused by damaged bricks. A professional Addlestone repointing company will replace any damaged brickwork before completing the mortar repointing to achieve the perfect finish to your house.
Many Addlestone houses in past times have had their exterior brick walls painted or rendered with plaster to help shield the brickwork. Any flaking, cracks or bubbling of paint or plaster could signify a deterioration of either mortar or bricks under the surface. To stop the damage from spreading and triggering more serious issues at a later date, it is wise to seek the advice of a professional building and repointing company who can investigate the root cause of the issue. A competent repointing specialist in Addlestone can achieve this and help keep your house in the best possible condition.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN ADDLESTONE?
It can take quite a while to repoint a building and, depending on the style of your home, can also entail working at considerable height. The first thing that a repointing company will perform is a visual inspection to evaluate the damage and requirements to your house. A survey is the only way in which a repointing company can give you an accurate quotation for the level of work that is needed on your unsound brickwork. Never assume that all repointing contractors in Addlestone offer the same standard of service and the lowest quotation may not invariably be the best choice.
A further site survey may be needed as soon as you accept a price quote and might include the use of extending ladders, or possibly even a scaffold, to access out-of-reach areas of your property. It's quite possible that this more thorough survey may expose more issues that could increase the original estimate. If you have an older house in Addlestone which is over 60 years old, it is more likely to need restorative repointing work than a more contemporary structure.
Once the issues have been identified then work can commence. Most properties will need a scaffold to establish a stable platform from which to do the work. When the scaffolding is in position a protective sheet will be attached on its outer side. This sheeting should stop any debris or mortar dust from damaging your house, or nearby properties, and is also a safety measure to help prevent injuries to passers-by.
Pipework and cabling might have to be adjusted or removed to enable ease of access to the walls behind them. On completion of the project all of these will be put back into their appropriate locations.
Any paint, rendering, pebble-dash or other coverings will now need to be safely removed to allow the repointing contractors to gain access to the bare walls and begin their reparation work. After the removal of any coverings all the brickwork is cleaned and sanded to give the repointing team a uniform surface to work on.
To help you decide on the kind of repointing finish to your walls, a reliable Addlestone repointing company will be willing to display the various pointing designs (Flush, Tuck, Weather Struck or Recessed), by the creation of a test panel on your brickwork. This should allow you to visualise the finished result and make certain you are satisfied with the finished product with regard to style and colour.
The next thing is to remove the old, crumbling mortar in stages by raking and scraping out the joints in the brickwork. This painstaking process takes time because the joints need to be cleaned of any old mortar, debris and dust so as to establish a good bonding area for the new mortar to be applied to. Particular attention is taken around windows and doors because any movement in the brickwork could lead to problems with their closing and opening.
So that the new mortar doesn't dry out too fast, the walls will be dampened before any new pointing begins. This delayed drying time helps to stop the mortar from cracking and becoming inflexible, which can bring about a weakened joint. When it is sufficiently dry it's time to clean any smears and excess mortar from the adjacent bricks. A wire brush will be used to clean the wall areas which have been finished before moving on to the next portion of the wall needing work.
At this point the necessity for any chimney repairs, brick replacement or lead flashing replacement will be carried out by your contractor.
Any render, paint or other wall coverings that you need will be put back as soon as all of the remedial work has been concluded. The cables and pipes will be re-attached and the final phase of the project will be to take down the scaffolding and dispose of all debris and building waste.
Your brickwork repointing should last up to 50 to 60 years as long as it's accomplished by a qualified and experienced repointing company in Addlestone. Guarantees should be offered for the restoration work and they should have an affiliation with providers and manufacturers from the construction industry covering defective materials.
Accreditation may take many forms, however the ones that are prominent in the repointing industry are: the National House Building Council (NHBC), the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the National Federation of Building Contractors (NFBC), with certifications and qualifications from industry forerunners such as the Chartered Institute of Building. Each individual who carries out work on repointing and repairing your house should additionally be part of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and be prepared to confirm their ability and skills by showing their CSCS card.
Repointing work can be undertaken in Addlestone and also in nearby places like: Ottershaw, Chertsey, Whiteley Village, Laleham, Cobham, Thorpe Green, Brooklands, Pyrford, Wisley, Byfleet, New Haw, Row Town, Ockham, West Byfleet, Woodham, Meadowlands, Lyne, and in these postcodes KT15 1JF, KT15 1AJ, KT15 1BW, KT15 1BQ, KT15 1HL, KT15 1EZ, KT15 1LP, KT15 1EF, KT14 6QB, KT15 1ET. Local Addlestone repointing specialists will most likely have the phone code 01932 and the postcode KT15.
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Repointing Specialists Near Addlestone
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Some Addlestone areas and streets where repointing work has recently been undertaken - Hamm Moor Lane, Shakespeare Road, Link Road, Kay Avenue, Astor Close, Fieldhurst Close, Corrie Road, Waters Edge, Chestnut Close, Bois Hall Road, Hollies Court, Oakley Close, Joinville Place, Station Road, Marnham Place, Dashwood Lang Road, Avenue One, Garfield Road, Bourne Way, Jay Avenue, Bourneside Road, Wordsworth Road, Ember Close, as well as the following Addlestone area postcodes: KT15 1JF, KT15 1AJ, KT15 1BW, KT15 1BQ, KT15 1HL, KT15 1EZ, KT15 1LP, KT15 1EF, KT14 6QB, KT15 1ET.
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