When working with unstable structures – ones that are typically affected by water ingress over many years – you need to call on a contractor that engineers solutions for structural repair and home renovation. melbournebrickrepair.com has many years in providing solutions that work. We work with many clients that are eager to not only fix…
As a result of over a century and a half of these Morton Bay Figs, heritage listed and situated basically on top of the Sydney Sandstone front fence, the owner contacted us over 20 years ago to rectify… and after all that weather , combined with the invasive nature of the fig trees roots, the wall looks intact and in very good shape.
With the approach of removing the large sandstone units, then with the thorough removal of the trees’ large roots, we reinstated the units in their respective place and repointed with our lime based mortar.
Contact sydneybrickrepair.com for our expert sandstone restoration service
With it being one of the most widely used building materials, used in the vast majority of homes up until the mid 80’s, every Australian should be able to identity Asbestos.
In fact, asbestos was that widely used, it is contained in a litany of products including, corrugated roofing, roof tiles, plasterboard, weatherboard, concrete and tiles. Used to its high tensile strength, asbestos was used in Australia (per capita) more than any other country.
The next time you are under your house, in the roof cavity or even digging in your garden, be on the look out for the notorious green/grey/brown colouration or any product known to house asbestos prior to its cessation in 1985 (Australia).
If unsure, feel free to contact us or an asbestos removal expert for assessment.
With salts permeating through this subfloor structure located in Brighton, VIC, it was apparent that there was something very wrong. When viewed from behind the wall, the salt attack was much worse; formations of hygroscopic gel and rust was evident. 70 more words
Need to repair, install or construct a dry pack fence, retaining wall or landscpae feature in Sydney (Regional NSW), Melbourne (Regional VIC) or Adelaide (Regional SA)?
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Looking to add value with stone that is laying around your property? Living in Western Victoria has many perks. One of the biggest perks is the ample supply of Victorian Olivine Basalt, commonly known as Victorian Bluestone. Whether it is an entrance to a golf course, estate property or even a suburban residence, dry pack…
We are a traditionally-trained masonry restoration firm with in facade repair and home renovations. Capable of not only the restoration of brick and sandstone, plaster, paint, render and timber, our skilled experts encompass the broad range traditional trades that are nearly extinct. They are not dead because we are still committed to keeping the ‘old world’ skills alive.
Rising Damp is a common issue with clay and concrete masonry. Even stone buildings are affected. The cause is related to the ability of the cement-based mortar jointing in between the brick or block.
The notable differences are quite obvious when comparing the repoint/ brick repair method with brick tuckpointing or lime lining. The old tuckpointing shown above is discolouring the brick; making it look older.
This method also negates any need to use high pressure cleaners or acid washes which damage the brick further.
The brick above is approximately 130 years old and is comprised of a handmade brick.
Tuckpointing does not repair brick walls. It is merely a superficial renewal.
Rising Damp Repair
Not only does SydneyBrickRepair.com specialise in Brick restoration and repair, we also know Sydney’s favourite stone, Sandstone.
We have worked with Pyrmont Stone, Parramatta, Glenorie, Balmain, Bondi, Drommoyne and Sandstones from the Northern Beaches (Palm Beach), Southern Highlands (Bowral) and of course Gosford Sandstone.
Our knowledge and experience is set in stone. Contact us for all of your Sandstone restoration requirements.
Are your House Bricks Cracking up as a result of rising damp? Excessive footing movement can also further add to the deterioration that moisture causes.
Live in Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Wollongong and need to repair your Brick, replacement of Mortar Jointing (Repointing) or general facade repairs?
Contact SydneyBrickRepair.com for complete repairs to your brick, stone or block structure, home or building.
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