Over time, weather, wear and decay can accumulate to cause gaps in the joints between your brickwork and mortar. Pointing and repointing is the essential process of repairing this damage and keeping your property in peak condition for longer.
Brickwork repointing should be carried out roughly every 30 to 50 years, although there are external factors that can accelerate the need to have your brickwork repointed. These can include the following:
- Coastal areas prone to significant salt spray from the sea
- Buildings that are regularly exposed to storms
- High altitude, elevated buildings
- Properties built with a weak sand and cement mix
However, every single property in the North East of England will require brickwork maintenance at some point. With weather patterns increasingly tough to predict, and buildings constructed over time and with varying levels of expertise, pointing or repointing will become essential for every property owner.