Cavity brick or concrete block veneer – crumbling mortar

Cause

Weathering

Repair

  • scrape out loose mortar; re-point
  • contact a bricklayer for advice

Cause

Mortar quality is poor – most commonly found in pre-1930s buildings

Repair

  • scrape out loose mortar; re-point
  • contact a bricklayer for advice

Cause

Use of lime mortar

Repair

  • contact a bricklayer for advice

Cause

Foliage (creepers, vines) growing on building

Repair

  • remove foliage; replace damaged bricks as required; scrape out loose mortar; re-point
  • contact a bricklayer for advice