Do I need to repoint?


Postby smoothfoote » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:13 am

Hi, this is my first post here, hopefully someone can help.

I have a 1926 semi which has been extended in several directions but where there are still the original walls, the mortar between the bricks is a little bit eroded. Some people have suggested that we should get it repointed.

What I'm not sure about, is how bad the situation is, and whether this is something I should do now, or whether there is no rush.

The mortar in some places is a little crumbly (seems to be quite coarse particulate - little stones and bits, not smooth cement). In a few places, e.g. corners, it's about 1cm eroded from the face of the bricks. In most places it's only about 2-3mm eroded.

Should I get this seen to? If so, any advice on who should do it - will any builder be able to do it?

Thanks

Dan
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Postby stoneyboy » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:03 pm

smoothfoote,
Unless you are getting water ingress leave well alone.
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:32 am

its always best to resolve problems before they get worse,it does not sound like a really urgent job,but i havent seen it, so I suggest you get prices first, and if you decide to go ahead with the work have it done before the winter frost starts
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