T & C Express CO

By: Express Restoration  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wall, brick, Tuck Pointing

Industrial, Commercial And Residential Services We Provide:

Chemical Cleaning: We use chemical agents produced by our chemical factory suppliers to clean and shine the exterior bricks that can be dirty either from pollution or warned out from weather and time. We also use chemicals to take off the old paint coat from the bricks. The result is to restore the bricks to their original state without jeopardazing the integrity of the brick.

Sandblasting: We use a professional high performance compressor that shoots an abrasive material in order to clean and remove paint of surfaces such as wood, brick, steal, etc.

Tuck Pointing / Brick and Stone Repair: A common maintenance task for brick masonry is repair of mortar joints. The longevity of mortar joints will vary with the exposure conditions and the mortar materials used, but a lifespan of more than 25 years is typical. The longevity of brick, however, may well exceed 100 years. Consequently, occasional repair of the mortar joints is expected over the life of the brick masonry. It is our observation that the most common reason for repointing brick masonry is to improve water penetration resistance. Repointing deteriorated mortar joints is one of the most effective and permanent ways of decreasing water entry into brickwork. This is because the most common means of water entry into a brick masonry wall is through debonded, cracked or deteriorated mortar joints. Tuck-pointing is typically needed when exposure (of 25-30 years) causes mortar joints to crack, flake, or disintegrate. Large holes and washed out mortar are typical signs that tuck-pointing is needed. Masonry homes and walls constructed of brick and stone can develop voids, cracks, crumbling mortar, or uneven areas of mortar from settling or foundation problems. Separations between brick and mortar can allow air and water to leak through gaps in the wall. Repairing cracked mortar is called tuck-pointing. Pointing is the act or process of repairing or finishing joints in brickwork, masonry etc with mortar.

Note: Prior to giving an estimate for any service we require to inspect the building ourselves and make a professional assessment and advise the potential customer pertaining to the work that should be done to restore the building. We always provide a written estimation to the potential client, where we explain in detail the service we will perform as well as the cost of it. Upon agreement the work can commence.

Keywords: brick, Brick Masonry, Mortar Joints, Tuck Pointing, Wall, Water Entry

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