Brick Repairs

If you have a brick home, office or other architectural element, then from time to time it may be necessary to have brick repairs done. These brick repairs may be needed because the mortar has begun to crumble due to moisture or because it was an inferior product, because previous brick repairs were uneven, or perhaps somewhere over the course of time brick repairs were made but with mismatched brick. Regardless of the reason why, brick repairs should be done properly so you can improve the resale value and integrity of the location or design element.

In masonry, brick repairs are often spoken of as repointing and tuckpointing. These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but they can actually be two different aspects. Repointing in brick repairs means to place plastic mortar into cut or raked joints to correct defective mortar joints in masonry. Tuckpointing is to point masonry with a flush mortar joint that approximates the color of the masonry units and a mortar of contrasting color that shaped into a thin strip; tuckpointing can also be the same process as used in repointing.

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When tuckpointing and repointing are applied correctly, finding the site of the repair will be difficult to even to most observant eyes. Consequently, you don’t want to hire the first company you find that promises brick repairs at a low cost. After all, you are investing in the life of your home or architectural structure.

Common Brick Repairs

While there are many reasons that brick repairs may be needed, here are some the more common.
• When mortar erosion of more than 6mm has occurred
• When mortar has begun to crumble
• When there are hairline cracks in the mortar
• When there are cracks between the brick and mortar

As brick repair specialists, Omega Masonry understands the importance of properly done tuckpointing and repointing. We have many years of experience and know how to apply these brick repairs so that one cannot easily see where improvements or makeovers have occurred.

At Omega Masonry, we want you to be amazed at the finished brick repairs. It is our goal to see that every brick repair job results in matching the old and the new as closely (if not as perfectly) as possible. If you need to brick repairs or updates made to your Dallas, Texas location, don’t delay. Contact the pros at Omega Masonry at 214-473-5858 or fill out the form here.

 

 

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