What are purps


Postby remelad » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:34 pm

Hi can any builders out there answer this question for me.
Recently my neighbour had a burst water pipe,which he did nothing about for 3 weeks. As we live on a hill the water was draining through a new wall i had had built.so i called my insurance just to make sure i was covered if anything went wrong. A surveyor turned up and said my cement bed and purps were washed out. Can any one tell me what purps are,as i have to pay the first £75 pounds for only 1 meter of repointing to the 1st course.
Think it would be cheaper for me to repoint than that.
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Postby thedoctor » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:47 pm

perpendicular joints (perps) remelad. That is the vertical joints in the brickwork. See our poroject on laying bricks and blocks for a full understanding of brickwork terms.
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