Brick fretting and Mortar repairs 

 

One of the causes of fretting bricks is due to salt contamination, Sometimes the water has a high salt content and this attacks the bricks causing them to perish over time.

 

There  could be other reasons why bricks and mortar start to show signs of fretting .

If the cement content in the mortar mix is low then the mortar starts to wear down over time and the bricks become loose,

 

This causes the surrounding bricks to become loose and the integrity of the wall becomes an issue 

 

There are a number of ways to repair fretting bricks and mortar.

 

One way is to replace each brick with new and also re point the walls were needed,

If the wall has developed cracks then the cracks could be repaired by replacing the cracked bricks with new or stitching the wall in place with the HELIFIX stitching system.

Contact us for a free no obligation quotation or advice on your brick wall or mortar problem   

This building on Pakenham st Fremantle needed brick mortar and fretting brick repairs

Together with the structural  and heritage works we carried out at the top roof level. When the work was completed the owners re, valued these residention units at a 40% increase due to the structural and heritage repairs that we had carried  out