Repointing Weston-super-Mare Somerset (BS22): All houses in Weston-super-Mare need a little maintenance from time to time. Homes and buildings in Weston-super-Mare are impacted by all sorts of weather, pollution and other damaging factors that can have an adverse effect on the state of the cement or mortar between the brickwork, and should you notice evidence of this you may need to contact a reputable repointing company. A competent brick repointing contractor in Weston-super-Mare will offer a cost effective solution to repair your brickwork and guarantee that it stays watertight.
It's the mortar and bricks that make a property sturdy and protected from the elements. To keep a home warm and dry the mortar must be in sufficiently good condition to stop any draughts and damp from forcing its way in through holes or gaps. But how can you be sure exactly when you need to repoint your house in Weston-super-Mare?
Quite simply, you need to have a good look at the state of the mortar and bricks of your external walls. Repointing is generally needed if you can visually identify a problem area. In places such as on chimneys or under eaves it might be necessary to use a professional to check, but in most cases you ought to be able to see for yourself the physical warning signs of degradation.
Damaged mortar doesn't just look awful, it can raise safety issues as well. The mortar is the foundation of strength in your Weston-super-Mare house and is the "glue" that binds the structure and shape together. If this is impaired, the structure can become unsound, which in the case of chimneys or higher buildings, can cause severe damage and be a risk to life.
If you are renovating an older property or your mortar has been neglected over the years, you might also need to restore brickwork that has been damaged or weakened. Any deteriorating brickwork found during the survey by the repointing contractor will be replaced or repaired before any repointing is completed.
Quite a few Weston-super-Mare homes in past times have had their exterior walls rendered with plaster or painted to help protect the brickwork. If there are signs of flaking, peeling or other damage to painted or rendered brickwork, it could suggest issues with the bricks or mortar allowing damp to seep into the walls. To stop the degradation spreading and causing more severe issues as time goes on, it is best to seek the assistance of a repointing and brickwork specialist who can figure out the root cause of the problem. By using a qualified and reputable repointing contractor you will keep the exterior walls of your home in the best possible condition.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR REPOINTING BRICKWORK IN WESTON-SUPER-MARE?
Repointing can be a lengthy process and may entail working at considerable height, subject to your property type. To permit a repointing company to accurately evaluate the remedial work that is needed on your house they will firstly have to undertake a visual survey. This will enable them to supply you with a price quote for renovation project. Do not assume that all repointing companies in Weston-super-Mare offer the same standard of service and the lowest price quote may not invariably be the best choice.
A further site survey may be necessary when you accept a price quote and might include the use of extending ladders, or possibly even scaffolding, to gain access to inaccessible sections of your home. It's quite possible that this more comprehensive survey could reveal more problems that may increase the initial estimate. If your house in Weston-super-Mare is more than 60 years old and has never been repointed then it's very likely to need additional work than with a more modern building.
Repointing work can start once the problem areas have been confirmed and discussed with the owner of the property. Most homes will need to have scaffolding erected to provide a secure platform for the bricklayer or repointing specialists. An arrangement of protective shielding or sheeting should then be secured to the outside of the scaffold. This helps to avoid any property damage and minimise the injury risk to everybody in the vicinity of the work.
All pipes, cables and conduits which are attached to the wall will be loosened or removed so that the brickwork behind them can be easily accessed. On completion of the project all cables and pipes will be put back into their original locations.
If your home is pebble-dashed, painted or rendered, these coatings will now need to be removed to allow the repointing contractors to start the renovation project. Once this has been done the bricks can be thoroughly cleaned and sanded to establish a uniform surface to work on.
To help you choose the kind of repointing finish to your walls, a reliable Weston-super-Mare repointing company will be able to display the various pointing styles (Recessed, Flush, Tuck or Weather Struck), by the creation of a test panel on your wall. This small test panel will enable you to visualise how each of the methods compares with one another and also which fits the style of your home best.
The joints in the brickwork are now raked out to remove the old, damaged mortar and clear the gaps between the bricks. This painstaking process can be pretty time consuming because the joints need to be cleaned of any debris, old mortar and dust in order to end up with a good bonding area for the new mortar to be stick to. Special care is taken around windows and doors since any movement in the brickwork can result in issues with their opening and closing.
When the joints are clean, the walls should be dampened to help prevent the fresh mortar from drying out too quickly and subsequently cracking. This makes sure that the mortar stays flexible and enables it to dry at a gentler pace to avoid cracking, which can lead to a weak joint. Any smears and excess mortar that is left on the brickwork can be cleaned away once the mortar has dried out thoroughly. A wire brush is used to clean the brickwork which have been finished before moving on to the next part of the wall needing work.
It is possible that as the repointing team are doing their work they may find damaged bricks that need replacing, or maybe an issue with faulty lead flashing or a damaged chimney, and a professional company will be in a position to perform these repairs as they progress.
After cleaning the brickwork for a final time, to get a uniform appearance over the whole area, any rendering or re-painting of the completed wall surfaces can be done. After the cables and pipes are placed back in place, scaffolding will be taken down and all of the debris and waste disposed of.
Repointing your house using an experienced Weston-super-Mare contractor should mean you won't need to worry about your external brickwork for 50 to 60 years or more. Guarantees should be forthcoming for the restoration work and they should be affiliated with with manufacturers and providers from the building industry covering substandard materials.
Accreditation may take many forms, but the ones that are prominent in connection with repointing are: the Federation of Master Builders, the National Federation of Building Contractors and the National House Building Council, with qualifications and certifications from industry leaders such as the Chartered Institute of Building. In addition, each and every person on the repointing crew who carries out work on your house should hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card to confirm that they have the relevant skills and training to be working on the project.
Repointing work can be carried out in Weston-super-Mare and also in: Uphill, Clevedon, Bleadon, Burnham on Sea, Ashcombe, Hutton, Worlebury, Batch, Worle, Oldmixon, Locking, Lower Canada, Milton, Nailsea, Kewstoke, Bournville, West Wick, Loxton, and in these postcodes BS22 6JR, BS22 6DH, BS22 6QP, BS22 6JA, BS22 6LA, BS22 6NA, BS22 6HE, BS22 6DL, BS22 6SA, BS22 6RH. Locally based Weston-super-Mare repointing specialists will probably have the telephone code 01934 and the postcode BS22.
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Repointing services were recently necessary for people living in Blackberry Drive, Arnor Close, Burnham Drive, St Aubyns Avenue, The Larches, Bishop Avenue, Clarkson Avenue, Sherwood Crescent, Cabot Way, Chichester Way, The Veale, Clover Road, Borgie Place, Sandcroft Avenue, Tower Hill, Brownlow Road, Trinity Road, Stanley Road, Totterdown Lane, Starling Close, St Judes Terrace, Thornbury Drive, Snowdon Vale, Cherrywood Road, Beechmount Close, Sand Farm Lane, Ashbury Drive, Shrubbery Road, Trawden Close, Clovelly Road and these Weston-super-Mare postcodes: BS22 6JR, BS22 6DH, BS22 6QP, BS22 6JA, BS22 6LA, BS22 6NA, BS22 6HE, BS22 6DL, BS22 6SA, BS22 6RH.
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