With salts permeating through this subfloor structure located in Brighton, VIC, it was apparent that there was something very wrong.
Efflorescence, aka salt attack is a calcium chloride/ zinc chloride build up caused through moisture in the subfloor or rising damp from subfoundation soil.
When viewed from behind the wall, the salt attack was much worse; formations of hygroscopic gel and rust was evident.
Through constant hygroscopic moisture (airborne) contained in the subfloor area, and the lack of ventilation, the damage to the bricks is inevitable.
Ideally, repairs should occur at a time prior to the state of deterioration as indicated.
Contact melbournebrickrepair.com for further information on subfloor conditions.
After we knock out the joints, the replacement material will be placed and shaped to create what is known as ribbon pointing. The idea of ribbon pointing is to effectively ‘flatten’ the wall.
the balance that this will create will be surprising and should come up really well. More to come…
Faraday Avenue, Rose Bay is one of Sydney’s best looking streets. Closely situated to the city, the eastern suburbs has so many beautiful stone features. With a combination of stone from Balmain, Drummoyne and Gosford (Mount White), the stone blends well with it’s neutral tones.
The front fence as featured above took two months to complete. This had occured after six months after the rear fence and pool surrounds, pictured below, were completed.
The owners had such a beautiful house that magazines would regularly utilise their premises. The wall pictured below was used in a Freedom Furniture advert at that time.
The above limestone is from WA. The important thing to remember when working with soft types of limestone such as this is to reinforce any overhead arch to provide extra support. The neutral colours of the stone facade and fence balance well with strong blacks or dark greys.
As fully qualified Stonemasons, operating through all areas of Melbourne, we offer all services regarding installation of new and the restoration of old wrought iron fences.
Own a Wrought Iron Fence with Bluestone Kerbing? We can help…
We also have a great industry knowledge of the best Iron Fence engineers in Melbourne so you are guaranteed to be impressed!
If you have tree roots affecting your brick driveway, retaining wall or your actual house structure, call on us to handle the whole issue for you.
We can contact your neighbour or council, or whomever we need, to get you results. We also find that as we act on your behalf, this saves any grief generated by the issue as it is handled by an independent 3rd party.
This also applies to any water damage – greywater (stormwater) and blackwater (sewage) – and inundated structures…