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3 Simple Tips For Repointing Your Stonework Successfully


Planning of repointing your stonework? Take these 3 crucial tips from Royal Masonry to follow in order to successfully repoint the mortar in your brickwork. You may also call us at Royal Masonry for professional repointing.


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1. Inspect Your Property Regularly

Determine if  your property need repointing. When doing your daily inspection,  take a careful and close look at the brick or stonework on your property. This will help in revealing those areas where the mortar is in need of repair. If you find cracked, broken, or missing sections of mortar, then repairs are in order. Determine what exactly needs to be repointed.  You may check our post entitled “Repointing Stonework in Kitchener – Waterloo” for more specific steps.

2. Prepare Yourself – Investigate the Facts

Take a hard look on yourself and assess if you are confident about repointing. It is a specialized skill, best handled by professional stonemasons. However, it will also greatly help that you do a little research so that you have at least a basic understanding of the skill. It would be helpful if you knew the definitions of the following keywords and phrases:

  • Repointing – The skill of replacing the “pointing” or external, visible mortar between blocks
  • Mortar – A workable paste used to bond together building blocks such as stone and brick
  • Stonemasonry – The skill of bonding together stones or bricks with mortar

3. Hire Professional Stonemasons

Like most skilled jobs, it is always better to trust repointing to professional stonemasons. Do an internet search  for professional stonemasons in your area. You can also ask your business network for recommendations. Narrow your search to two or three candidates, call and ask them questions about their previous work, including finished projects. If you are satisfied with their answers, arrange to meet them face to face and ask for a quote. Choose the best stonemason, the one who satisfies your requirements and set a date for beginning the work. For more tips, you may read our post entitled, “How to Find a Professional Stonemason in Your Area.”

Royal Masonry are Professionals!

The team of professionals at Royal Masonry know their stuff so you can sit back, relax and not worry. They will definitely do the job right, the first time around. If you want to experience quality service, call Royal Masonry for all of your masonry projects like repointing.