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.
The sub-floor region is a known dumping ground for Grey-Brown asbestos known as amosite. It is one of the worst types, causing more cancer than any other type.
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.
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.
Parramatta St.Patricks Sandstone Restoration, 2002. Repointing, Indenting and general facade remediation.
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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