MATCHING STONE AND BRICKS SOURCED AND REPLACED
Brick Repairs and Replacement
Bricks become damaged and spalled over time. The biggest culprit is the ingress of water and trapped moisture. Facades repaired and repointed with cement mortar cause huge damage to bricks. Cement mortar does not allow the joints to breathe preventing the egress of water. Trapped moisture goes through the freeze/thaw cycle causing the bricks to crack. Painting over a brick facade also prevents the evaporation of water.
Another modern day scourge for the brick facade home owner is the application of excessive pressure to their masonry. Cleaning methods such as pressure washing or sandblasting remove the natural patina of the brick which acts as a sealant and again causes the ingress of water.
Where bricks are damaged beyond repair they can be removed and replaced using salvaged bricks. This can be a very slow, labour intensive and expensive process. It is difficult to get exact matching bricks and requires the removal of the original materials.
Bricks can also be repaired using a specially formulated repair mortar. Our skilled craftsmen can match exactly the shape and colour of the original material and repair intricate brick work in this way.
Pmac projects are very varied. Our legacy is quality projects we can be proud of and the below projects are an example of them. We value the inputs of our customers, our team and our supply chain in reaching positive outcomes. Health and safety to our people and the public is a priority for us and without compromise.
If you are working on a similar project we would love to hear about it. Dont hesitate to call us or send in the details of your project through our contact page at https://pmac.ie/contact-pmac/
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The majority of Pmac projects are based in Dublin but we also work all over Ireland. Our wide range of services are available to both residential and commercial clients.
Sheehan & Barry Architects were appointed conservation architects to work on 68 O’Connell Street, Limerick. We have been working with P Mac to review the condition and historic pointing details which were originally used on the front elevation. After careful research working with P Mac’s excellent on site crew, we agreed an approach to restore the façade with an Irish wigging detail. This has now been successfully implemented to the great benefit of the Protected Structure and to the credit of P Mac’s skill and expertise.
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