Daily archives: January 23, 2014

Brickwork care in winter

Long periods of wet weather followed by freezing temperatures can have particularly damaging effects on brickwork. If pointing (the mortar running between lines of bricks) is damaged or eroded, or if the bricks have become spalled (broken up at the surface), water can get in. When that water then freezes, there can be serious problems. The wrong kind of mortar is unfortunately often found in …[Read More]