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Re-Pointing

When repointing a wall there are 3 important considerations.

1. The type of mortar to use
2. The style of joint to use
3. How to apply the joint

The type of brick the wall is built in will determine the mortar and the style of joint used. It must be remembered at all times that the wall must be able to breathe and to do this the mortar must never be stronger than the brick. If a strong mortar is used then it will trap the moisture in the brick and evaporation and frost will make the brick work harder and in time the face of the brick will spall (fall away) The process of a repointing job is to start at the top of the wall and work down. The joints are raked out, all dust is removed, then the wall is dampened before the joint is applied. But before watching the video, But before watching the video, Why are there Add's on this page? I need to generate revenue, allowing me to reinvest and improve my site, so a BIG thanks in advance.