Signs that indicate the need for Re-pointing Sydney over replacing
Brickwork is one of the visible parts in your property. Yet, there are times when house owners fail to pay attention when it needs replacing or re-pointing. Brickwork is not durable and solid as it appears always. It means it will show deterioration signs and can fail, if it is not appropriately treated. A few indicators that show the need for repointing Sydney are:
Noticing damaged brickwork is sure to dampen the appearance of your home. It may also allow moisture penetrate inside your home. It can compromise the structural integrity of the wall. Overtime, the brickwork adapts to damage naturally, specifically when it has the lime mortar inclusion. However, with damage bricks, it needs to be removed and to consider re-pointing Sydney. Thus it will match the undamaged pieces that are remaining in the wall.
Inappropriately cleaned surface
Cleaning brickwork regularly is certainly a good idea, but it is a must to ensure you follow a particular cleaning method. If not, you may end up damaging the brickwork. One such abrasive method of cleaning is to remove the protective fired brick surface. Another option is chemical cleaning, but it may leave stains. Meanwhile, using water may cause efflorescence, thus before starting on cleaning technique, it is best to test on an area and to begin later.
The brickwork may be in a manner that the wall is inadvertently picking the damage. It may happen if instead of lime mortar traditional type is not use and modern cement mortar is used for the pointing. The unsuitable re-pointing Sydney may be due to the modern mortar that traps moisture and prevents from escaping mortar joints. Thus, it forces moisture to appear on the brick, and leads to crumbling of brick surfaces.
Spotting damp signs means crumbling plaster and decaying timber. It may be penetrating the bricks leading to dampness and it happens when the water shifts down further to another part of your home. The penetrating dampness is a result of inadequate brickwork pointing. Such pointing lets the water leak in the wall and requires re-pointing Sydney of high standard.
Noticing white deposits on brickwork is known as efflorescence and it happens due to the water having dissolved salts. These enter the wall and rise to the surface. The best part is that efflorescence typically causes no damage to the brickwork. However, if the assembled brickwork causes efflorescence, re-pointing Sydney is the right solution than replacing of brickwork.