I need a wall re-pointing and I was planning on getting some quotes but can anyone give me any recommendations on what I should ask for? I obviously don't want some fly by night to quote me for a job that he'll end up doing a half soaked job on.
The job is about 4 square meters and there's no obvious holes in the pointing, otherwise I'd have a crack myself (sorry about the pun).
At first I thought it might have been the damp proof course because on the inside of the wall, there was damp only up to about a meter from the floor. I removed all the plaster and the damp proof engineer done the inside (as it was under guarantee). He's convinced it's the pointing as the lowest layer of bricks are bone dry but the ones above get more damp.
If I get someone to quote me, what should I ask? I understand he should remove the old pointing to 12cm? Should his work come with a guarantee etc?
if there is no holes or gaps in the pointing,and there is no evidence of any cracks in the brickwork,why have it repointed? paint the area with aquaseal,a silicone based,clear waterproof paint, that will seal the entire area from damp
Hi thanks for the reply. The house is about 100 years old so the brickwork and pointing isn't perfect. When I say there's no obvious holes/cracks that's my opinion. A profession might be able to point to some problems. There's certainly no holes that go right through but there's bits missing and corners of bricks that have come away etc, what'd you expect for a 100 year old I guess.