Bricks and mortar make for hugely sturdy foundations for any building, but sometimes top-ups are necessary to prevent weather damage and general damage from eroding the quality of a construction. The application of mortar to bricks during building, with the intention of holding the bricks together and preventing the elements from seeping inside a home and causing water damage, is know as pointing.
Unfortunately, mortar does not tend to last as long as brickwork, and thus may need to be replaced – a process known as repointing. However, it is essential that this work is undertaken professionally, and only when necessary – a substandard repointing job can actually do more harm than good to the integrity of a wall. This guide will talk you through the process of repointing a brick wall.