Repairs made on a Heritage Sydney Sandstone Front Fence. 20 years old and still looking great!
As a result of drilling and silicone injection having been previously used on the above Edwardian brick heritage property, located in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington, the failure of the process is evident in that, rising damp has still occurred despite the previous owner’s intent in trying to fix the issue.
Despite the effort in trying to stop the moisture, the buildings previous owner was only trying to do what was right. The fact is that silicone injection seldomly works. It is really only for walls over 2 foot thick. It is certainly not for a heritage double brick structure. Discolouration, as seen above, affects both mortars joint and brick alike; hastening deterioration of both.
By using a physical barrier instead, this wouldn’t have occurred. Rising damp is a very hard thing to prevent altogether. In all actuality, every masonry structure will encounter some form of moisture transferral from the clay sub-found material. In the case that physical barriers are installed, the decay of mortar and brick is slowed dramatically. By also increasing airflow under the floor, you are also providing a good natural method of easing rising damp.
Contact melbournebrickrepair.com for further details on how to prevent rising damp.
Is your Chimney Stack looking a bit worse for wear? Fix it with Melbourne Brick Repair…
The state of your chimney is important. Not only does it make your heating more efficient, it can also be dangerous. Chimney maintenance is a very important task and one that shouldn’t be put off!
After removal, the chimney stack is rebuilt and aligned so the any future movement can be addressed with the chimney plumb in vertical again. This will make re-pointing more cost effective the next time you service the mortar
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Although it is still curing, the mortar repair and re-pointing are getting gradually lighter.
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…
Whilst being involved with a major Melbourne Heritage Building Company, G.H. Veitch Stonemasons assisted with the facade restoration carried out in 2012 on the fantastic French-provinical-styled GPO in Melbourne CBD.
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