Repointing Stanford-le-Hope Essex (SS17): Regardless of what age your home or business premises is in Stanford-le-Hope, there will come a time when a little maintenance is required. If the brickwork on your Stanford-le-Hope property looks decidedly shabby with missing or crumbling mortar, you'll need to act fast to stop the condition from worsening. If you need to renovate or repair your crumbling brickwork, an experienced brick repointing contractor in Stanford-le-Hope will offer an effective solution.
The construction of any home is only as good as the mortar and bricks. If the mortar is in an unsatisfactory condition with gaps, holes or crumbling areas, then draughts and damp can get into your house and cause many problems to structure and its interior. How can you tell when your brickwork in Stanford-le-Hope needs to be repointed?
In essence, you have to inspect your outside walls and check for any damage. If you are able to see an issue then you have an issue. In most instances you will be able to see quite clearly any physical signs of degradation, however in areas that are remote or hidden, such as under eaves or on chimneys; you may need to call on the services of a specialist to help you.
Defective mortar does not only look awful, it can cause questions of safety too. The structural integrity of any Stanford-le-Hope home is only as strong as its bricks and mortar. If this is impaired, the structure can become unstable, which with regards to chimney stacks or higher buildings, can cause significant damage and risk to life.
It might be that missing or crumbling mortar has been caused by damaged bricks. Any damaged brickwork identified during the inspection by the company will be replaced or repaired before any mortar repointing is completed.
Numerous Stanford-le-Hope homes in the past had their external walls rendered or painted to help shield the brickwork. If there are any signs of peeling, flaking or other damage to rendered and painted brickwork, it could suggest problems with the mortar or bricks letting damp into the walls. An inspection of this issue, by a professional repointer is the only safe way to ensure the deterioration does not spread more widely and cause structural challenges as time goes on. Any reliable repointing expert in Stanford-le-Hope will be capable of performing this service and make sure that your home is safe, sound and looking wonderful.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN STANFORD-LE-HOPE?
Repointing can be a time consuming process and can involve working at considerable height, subject to your property type. To enable a repointing business to accurately determine the restorative work that's required on your house they'll first have to undertake a visual inspection. This will allow them to provide you with an itemised quote for the repointing work. It is invariably safer to get 2 or 3 price quotes from different repointing contractors in Stanford-le-Hope and examine the standard of service offered between them.
If you have inaccessible parts of your property that were unable to be checked out in the original site survey, a second inspection with extending ladders and maybe scaffolding may be needed. A quotation after the follow-up survey could even be higher because of problems uncovered by this more in depth inspection. If you've got an older house in Stanford-le-Hope which is more than 60 years old, it's much more likely to need restorative repointing work than a more contemporary building.
Repointing work can begin as soon as any trouble spots have been identified and discussed with the property owner. Even bungalows and single storey buildings may require some form of scaffolding to establish a safe platform for your repointing specialists to work from. Once this has been put up then some sort of protective shielding will be fixed in position. This helps to avoid any damage to property and reduce the risk of injury to everyone in the vicinity of the scaffolding.
Wires and pipework may have to be adjusted or removed to permit ease of access to the brickwork behind them. This is of course only temporary and they'll be put back in their proper position once all repointing work has been accomplished.
If your brickwork has previously been pebble-dashed, painted or rendered, these coatings will now be removed to allow the repointers to commence the restoration work. The brickwork behind these outer coverings will be sanded and cleaned to make sure that the finish on your walls is consistent.
If you've not settled upon a style of finish (Recessed, Tuck, Weather Struck or Flush pointing), or you want to see how the different pointing methods look on your home, a professional Stanford-le-Hope repointing specialist will be happy to produce a test panel on your property. This will help you to visualise the final result and ensure your satisfaction with regard to style and colour.
The brick joints are now raked out to remove the old, crumbling mortar and clean the spaces between the bricks. This can be quite a laborious procedure where the old mortar and any loose debris or dust has to be carefully removed to provide a satisfactory binding surface for the new mortar. Particular care and attention is made around windows and doors because any movement in the brickwork may lead to issues with their closing and opening.
To avoid the fresh mortar drying out too quickly, the walls will be dampened before any new pointing begins. This keeps the mortar flexible and enables it to dry at a gentler pace to prevent cracking, which can lead to a weakened joint. During the mortar application there'll be excess mortar and smears on the surrounding brickwork which can look sloppy, but this can be removed as soon as it has dried. The walls are divided into areas, and each will be repointed, left to dry, and then cleaned before the team move on to the next section.
If any brick replacement, lead flashing work or chimney repairs is found to be needed by the repointing company during the work, now is the time that these tasks will be undertaken.
Once the whole of the house is repointed and cleaned, and if you wish to re-paint the bricks or re-apply the rendering, then that will now be completed. The cables and pipes will be re-positioned and the final stage of the repointing project will be to disassemble the scaffolding and work platforms and remove all building waste and debris from the site.
The repointing of your house by an experienced Stanford-le-Hope contractor should mean you won't need to deal with your external brickwork for 50 years or so. All repointing work should be provided with a satisfaction guarantee of at least 12 months and have construction industry credentials.
Accreditation can take many forms, however the ones that are prominent in relation to this type of work are: the FMB (Federation of Master Builders), the NFBC (National Federation of Building Contractors) and the NHBC (National House-Building Council), with qualifications from industry front-runners such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). In addition to that, each worker on the repointing team who works on your property should hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to demonstrate they have the appropriate skills and training for their respective role in the project.
Repointing work can be done in Stanford-le-Hope and also in: Orsett, Grays, Basildon, Langdon Hills, Corringham, Vange, Mucking, Canvey Island, South Benfleet, Linford, North Stifford, South Ockendon, West Tilbury, Horndon on the Hill, together with these postcodes SS17 0PJ, SS17 0HF, SS17 0JY, SS17 0EF, SS17 0AD, SS17 0NT, SS17 0EZ, SS17 0AE, SS17 0JF, SS17 0DR. Local Stanford-le-Hope repointing specialists will probably have the telephone code 01375 and the postcode SS17.
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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Stanford-le-Hope repointing specialist including the re-pointing of mortar joints Stanford-le-Hope, mortar raking, crack repairs to brickwork, the renovation of damaged brickwork Stanford-le-Hope, ribbon re-pointing, the re-pointing of brick joints, cheap re-pointing, repointing of brickwork, repointing services, brickwork pointing and repointing Stanford-le-Hope, brickwork joints raking and repointing, lime mortar re-pointing, repointing stone walls, strap pointing and re-pointing, repairs to damaged brickwork, stone re-pointing Stanford-le-Hope, brickwork joint raking Stanford-le-Hope, the replacement of damaged brickwork, pointing and re-pointing crazy paving, and lots more.
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