Changing the colour of your brick or mortar can help increase the value of your property. The benefits of this are:
- blending in new brick additions to match perfectly with original brick
- adding feature brick detailing
- hide untidy repair work
- new look with changed mortar colour
Wall ties, or tie in a cavity wall, is used to tie the internal and external walls constructed of bricks or cement blocks together. This is an essential element in the stability of a cavity wall.
Improper installation may lead to water damage or fungus formation within the cavity, leading to structural and health hazards. Wall ties are exposed to water and chemical attack from cement which requires the installation of new ties.
Our professionals use a dry-fix method to retie the outer brick with the internal brick.
Cracked brick can occur which can be unsightly and spoil and otherwise solid property. To fix this, a crack is best stablised by bonding HeliBar (helical stainless steel bars) into appropriate bed joints or cut slots that go into bricks, blocks or stonework with HeliBond cementitious grout. Tensile loads are redistributed along the masonry to minimise further developments of the crack which may occur with simple injection methods.
Rising damp, or Structural dampness, is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building, either the result of intrusion from outside or condensation from within the structure. If you have rising damp concerns, our Brick Pointing Team professionals can investigate and identify rising damp. We then suggest the best solution to treat and prevent any future problems.