There are many reasons why your brick walls might have damage, making them require a brick patch. Sometimes, people drill holes in brick for pipes or wires. If you have to change the location of your wires, you might end up leaving a hole in the brick. This could be a hole in the actual brick or simply in the mortar. Either way, open holes allow dirt, water, and other debris to enter and possibly damage the brick structure. In order to avoid this, consider a brick patch.
Brick patch is a great way to keep grime from invading the brick, but it is also an excellent way to perfect the appearance of your home’s exterior. Holes can make the brick of your home appear unsightly. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your home’s exterior, brick patch repair can be a great way to make chips and holes in the brick nearly unnoticeable.
Holes in the brick can be repaired with mortar. The first step to filling chips with mortar is cleaning the brick. This is done to make sure that no dirt and debris is trapped beneath the mortar when the repair is performed.
After the surface is clean, we will create a mortar mixture using brick dust or concrete pigment that matches the brick requiring repair. We will continue adding pigment until the paste matches the color of the brick.
Once the mixture has been created, we will create a brick patch by filling the chip or hole with mortar. We will likely fill until the mortar comes just above the surface of the brick. Next, we will press a matching brick into the mortar paste. This will give the paste a texture similar to that of the brick, making the repaired brick look seem-less.
The next method for repairing holes in brick is a silicone caulk. With this method, the brick will first be brushed with wire. This ensures there is no loose debris present. Next, we will blow compressed air into the chip to ensure no debris is leftover.
Exterior grade silicone caulk that is similar to the color of the brick will be used to fill the hole. Like with the other method, we will fill until the surface is slightly above that of the brick.
With this method, we will then take brick dust on a trowel. By pressing the trowel into the brick, we will ensure the brick patch matches the color and texture of the brick itself.
If you are looking for a way to refresh your home’s exterior, brick patch repair is the way to go. This can be especially helpful for when you decide to sell your home. With siding, you can simply replace or repaint. Refreshing the exterior of a brick home is a bit more complicated, but a brick patch is a great first step. For more information about how our professional masonry contractors and their brick patch service, call us today. We look forward to hearing from you.