Over time, weathering and decay causes deterioration in the joints between the brickwork. This allows water penetration which can cause significant damage. The mortar between the bricks will therefore, crack and crumble. Eventually the bricks will become loose and may dislodge.
Re-pointing is the process of renewing the mortar joints between bricks or masonry. This will secure and stabilize the masonry.
Re-pointing will also enhance the external appearance of the building.
Most chimney damage or decay starts from the top down. The top cement flaunching between you and your neighbour’s chimney pots should be laid in one continuous section without cracks/split. The cement flaunching should be cambered so rainwater runs off the chimney to the outer edge.
The chimney stack is exposed to the full force of our weather. To withstand such conditions, chimney stacks must be maintained to the highest standard.
When repairs are required they should be made with the correct materials by an experienced contractor using appropriate tools and safety systems.