Repointing

St Peters Church, Fremington,
St Peters Church, Fremington,

This Norman Church at Fremington, Barnstaple, was repointed by Devon Wallcare Ltd, in phases over 5 years.

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Haldon Forest Obalisk Mamhead Exeter
Haldon Forest Obalisk Mamhead Exeter

The Haldon Forest Obalisk Exeter was repointed, cleaned and repaired for The Forestry Commission, restoring it to its' former glory.

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Ilfracombe Harbour Pier
Ilfracombe Harbour Pier

This pier, built in Napoleonic times, was in need of restoration due to wave action. Successfully pressure pointed under supervision of English Heritage.

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St Peters Church, Fremington,
St Peters Church, Fremington,

This Norman Church at Fremington, Barnstaple, was repointed by Devon Wallcare Ltd, in phases over 5 years.

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Repointing is the process of replacing the mortar joints in brick or stonework.  Weather and movement can cause deterioration of the joints between the masonry.  This can allow water to penetrate causing further deterioration and long-term damage to the structure.

 

The crucial element of repointing is to take out enough of the old mortar, but this is tiring, dirty and time-consuming, so very few do this properly.  

 

Our range of power tools ensure a proper depth of rake of the old mortar ensuring the new mortar is put back into the joint thoroughly.

Our grinders have integrated dust guards with adjustable plates, which, once set, ensure a constant depth of rake. These guards are attached to specially designed dust extraction units which reduce mess and inconvenience.  

We can inject the new mortar by low pressure hand gun or traditionally by hand using hawk and trowel.

We use hydraulic limes and cement:lime mortars to the British Standard, or can use most proprietary mixes if required. 

 

Our experience in solving both the technical and operational problems of repointing is second to none.

 

We have extensive experience of repointing and grouting brickwork, stonework and ashlar joints. Whether in New build properties, historic buildings, monuments, jetties, harbours and tunnels.

 

  • Cement and or Lime Mortars

  • Coloured Mortars

  • No Reliance on Admixtures

  • No Over Strength Proprietary Mixes

  • Positive Fill of Joints Without Voids

  • Minimised disturbance to Occupants

  • Dust Extraction

  • Appropriate Depths of Rake

  • Technical Advice

  • Established 1997