How to Maintain Brickwork

POSTED BY Terry Carney ON November 20, 2019


Bricks are one of the world’s most sturdy building materials. A popular choice when constructing a property or landscaping, it can last for 100’s of years – if it’s maintained correctly of course. Many think that bricks will last without any maintenance, but to retain its structure, there are a few things that you should do.

Whether it’s a patio, pavement, wall or driveway, brickwork might seem like a struggle to maintain. But don’t worry, there are plenty of methods that you can use to revitalise and maintain the look of it. Guaranteeing that it endures for many years to come, the following methods could be used in conjunction with one another:

Mortar Pointing 

If you’ve noticed that the mortar on your exterior walls is falling apart, it’s a good idea to consider repointing it. Increasing the stability and performance of the brickwork, you can rest assured that your home remains safe. It will also make it look more visually appealing – a bonus if you’re thinking about selling your property in the near future.

Free From Graffiti

Graffiti can be a real inconvenience – especially when it’s on your property or place of work. So it’s important that you keep your brickwork free of it. Not only does spray paint look horrible, but it will also weaken your building’s layer of protection – opening it up to the elements. The longer it’s left, the more damage it does to the underlying material. 

So in order to maintain the look and structure of your brickwork, it’s vital that you look into graffiti removal services.

Brick Cleaning 

Just like stone cleaning, brick cleaning is essential if you want your brickwork to last. Effectively cleaning the surface, it disposes of any dirt/grit/moss and other materials so that your brickwork is kept nicer for longer. 

Using an array of methods, from wet blasting to grit blasting, JOS and TORC cleaning, your brickwork will be transformed so that it looks brand new again.

Steam Cleaning 

A form of brick and stone cleaning, steam cleaning is a very effective method that will remove moss and other deposits from your brickwork. Perfect for those looking to maintain their brickwork in the long term, it utilises the latest technology to create an extraordinary effect.

Replace Lintels 

In any brick building, lintels will need to be replaced from time to time. Steel or horizontal beams which run above your door or window, it ensures that the structural integrity of the building is maintained. 

Over the years, bricks will start to deteriorate due to the elements – so to guarantee that it’s well-kept, you might need to replace a window lintel.

Fill Any Cracks of Holes

If you notice any cracks or holes – whether it’s in your exterior wall, patio or driveway, it’s a good idea to fill it. A hole or crack can not only put your building’s integrity at risk, but can also pose a safety risk when it comes to people walking on your drive/driving onto it (an issue we will discuss further below).

Why it’s Important To Maintain Your Brickwork

Not only is it important in the sense that it will keep the brickwork looking good for longer, but it will ensure that it’s safe. You don’t want to put you or your loved ones at risk because of faulty brickwork. 

You want to make sure that all of your walls are sealed correctly, any holes are filled in your driveway and that the brickwork isn’t compromised in any way. Holes or cracks in bricks on your driveway could cause people to trip over or cars to have punctured wheels if they drive onto it too quickly. 

Contact us Today

At Token Cleaning Services, we offer an array of brick and stone cleaning services that are perfect for homeowners and business owners alike. Experts in the field, we use our skills and state of the art equipment to transform your brickwork. Maintaining it and ensuring that it’s beautiful for longer, you’ll love the results. 

To find out more about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us today. You can do this by either calling us on 01279 422752, emailing us on office@tokencleaning.com or through our easy to use online form. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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