Nothing bothers me as a homeowner worse than seeing cracks in my brick joints and joints that have completely fallen out. I have to look at it day after day, and I am afraid that water is coming in those joints.
I have an old brick home. I would even call it an historic brick home. It was built sometime in the 1800's, but I don't know when. Somebody repointed some of these mortar joints at some point with some ugly, gray mortar that doesn't match at all.
Now I read that Portland Cement damages old historic brick homes. I want to get this Portland Cement mortar out, and put the right stuff in. The faces of my bricks are starting to crack and fall off. Is this what you call spalling?
How do I find out what is the right mortar for an historic brick home? I want some repointing done, but every mason that I talk to uses regular cement for the pointing. I need a good city brick restorations company in Lancaster PA. I want to use something that more closely matches the original mortar for pointing. Does Brookline do repointing? Is your lime mortar going to match my mortar, and will it last a long time?
If these are the kind of questions you have regarding your old brick or stone home here in Lancaster Pa contact Brookline Builders today.