Are You In Need Of Repointing Work?
When professionally constructed and maintained, masonry is designed to be strong and durable for decades. But that doesn’t mean that a little TLC isn’t sometimes needed. Especially in climates like ours where we get plenty of moisture and temperatures that can jump and drop rather rapidly – masonry can see some damage and deterioration. But when your masonry shows signs of decay, you can count on Oosting Construction.
Our expert masons are trained in mortar repair and repointing, and have the tools and expertise to provide you with beautiful, durable, seamless results. We have been working on masonry for decades, and know just what it takes to give you the results you want.
What Is Repointing And Why Do I Need It?
Repointing refers to the careful process of removing old damaged (usually crumbling or cracking) mortar and replacing it with a carefully mixed new mortar.
A true mason understands that this new mortar needs to be carefully matched in both structural strength and color/appearance if the results are to be structurally sound and aesthetically appealing. That’s why the masons at Oosting Construction, LLC. work to carefully analyze and color match the replacement mortar. We’ve got it down to a science!
When is repointing work necessary? When the mortar joints between the brick begin to crack or deteriorate, they compromise the structural integrity of the entire building. And in order to restore the soundness of the entire structure, those mortar joints must be repaired and reinforced. That’s when and why repointing work is necessary.
Why Have Repointing Done By Professional Masons?
Unfortunately, many people think that masonry can be a DIY job, but that’s simply not true. Masonry is a skill that requires knowledge of several things, from mortar mixtures and climate demands to tools and techniques, and if the job is done by someone without the appropriate tools, knowledge, and techniques, the results can be disastrous.
Not only will poor repointing be sloppy-looking and obvious, but it will also be structurally unsound. So if you’re in need of repointing work or other masonry repair, leave the job to the professionals at Oosting Construction.
For more information on repointing, or to schedule an appointment with a professional, please give us a call at 201-447-0787 or click here.