Chimney masonry is essential to maintain the structure of both the mortar and bricks of your chimney. Chimney repointing is a crucial task to keep your chimney safe, but how do you know if your home is due for repair. So, here we’ll explore some of the key signs that you need to call us for help with your chimney repointing.
Adverse weather and aging can affect the soft motor filling the spaces between the bricks and stones of your chimney. The signs that your mortar joints are deteriorating include crumbling and eroding of the mortar or where it has been worn away; there could be a complete lack of mortar between the bricks. Chimney repointing involves replacing the mortar and filling in the brickwork joints with new mortar. Ideally, this should be completed in the warmer months so the mortar can correctly set up. However, if your home needs urgent attention, small repairs can be performed with an accelerant added to the mortar to allow it to set during the colder, winter months.
Another reliable indicator of a need for repointing is if there are visible cracks in the mortar or bricks. These cracks are often caused by wear or prolonged weather damage, but these cracks can accelerate the damage to the remaining mortar and bricks of your chimney, increasing the risk of a collapse. Repointing is necessary to replace any cracked mortar, but a partial tear down may be needed for more substantial repairs with more extensive damage.
Spalling brickwork is caused when moisture disrupts the brick structure. As the freeze-thaw cycle causes expansion of trapped water in the bricks, the brick structure is pushed outwards. Chimney repointing can help prevent further deterioration and reduce the risk of a collapse.
A chimney cap can play a vital role in the chimney system of your home. If your chimney doesn’t have a cap or it has become damaged, there are some significant reasons why you should consider calling us.
If you’re considering chimney repointing or capping, you can rely on us. Our recommended expert professionals would be delighted to assess your chimney and guide you through the repair options.
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Warren responded very quickly, was able to come the same day to take a look at and eventually repair a leaky roof. Very knowledgable and professional. And the leak is fixed!
Paul Williams got in touch when he said he would, gave the quote and did the job within reasonable time, somewhat set back by the weather. He was very easy to deal with and responded immediately to my emails. Full marks for that! I will use him again if I have a problem.
Thoroughly recommend Paul. Contacted Paul after another roofer left us with a leaking flat roof and was unable to resolve the issue. Paul replaced the flat roof and no more leak. Would definitely use him again
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Michael was quick to investigate and identify the source of my leak and resolved the issue promptly for a very fair price. He was really easy to talk to and I'd highly recommend him to others looking to get roofing work completed!
RFR made the time to come out and inspect the bay roof which had leaked in the previous night following a heavy storm. He explained that it needed a repair not a replacement and set to work straight away. They explained very clearly what needed doing and the the cost involved, which was very reasonable. We were very relieved to say the least, having assumed the roof might need a very costly replacement. We would have been none the wiser had someone confirmed our worse fears. RFR were very honest and helpful and even troubled to advise us on how to make good the damage to the inside decoration. We would not hesitate to use RFR again and can recommend him without reservation.
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Paul and his team did a first class job after we had been let down by other people. Someone who turns up and does what he says he’ll do. I have no hesitation in recommending this company for any roof repairs.
Michael is very knowledgeable and his advice was invaluable in deciding the best option to repair my ridge tiles on my roof. His quote was very competitive and the standard of his work was very high, moreover he ensured that any mess was tidied up and taken away for disposal. I have not hesitation in recomending MK Maintenance.
Good service kept us informed from start to finish roofers on time and polite
Warren was so professional and helpful. Warren put right our guttering that was done so poorly by a different company. We are extremely happy with the service and wouldn't hesitate to employ him again for future roofing work. Thank you.
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Paul Williams responded immediately and visited to survey the job and explained what was required - very friendly chap. A week later I received a quote. My inclination is to take up Paul’s quote but I am ‘still’ waiting for other quotes from other companies before committing myself.
Called on Monday afternoon, Toby came out the next morning and my roof leak was sorted in the afternoon by Mark and Shaun, Thankyou guys for such great service and the price was good too.
Michael did a fantastic job repairing my roof and replacing guttering. Friendly, reliable and advised me on any further work that needed to be done. He will be coming back to repair my chimney. He also worked neatly and cleaned up any debris from the work. Would absolutely recommend Michael to friends and colleagues.