One of the most rewarding parts of any brick slip installation is the pointing up. Adding that final touch to your project that really does make the difference.
There are various different methods for pointing up brick slips. In this article we are going to concentrate on Brick slip pointing mortar.
What are the benefits of brick slip pointing mortar?
When used with a mortar pointing gun the brick slip pointing mortar offers a fast application time.
Less labour intensive means that pointing mortar is very cost effective.
The product is completely cement free
When pointed with a mortar pointing gun you get a complete joint fill.
The product is completely stain-free and colour consistent.
Brick slip pointing mortar can be worked by hand although it is specifically designed for gun injection.
The product is consistent in both colour and finish and can be injected into joints as narrow as 5mm at a depth of up to 100mm.
We offer four standard colours within the range.
Our brick slip gun injection mortar is a blend of lime, silica sands and natural aggregate. Together with special additives it provides water resistance, thixotropic properties, consistent colour and great workability.
Complying with BS EN 459-1, BS EN 15167 and BS EN 13139. Our brick slip pointing mortar is a traditional lime sand GGBS mortar.
How to apply brick slip pointing mortar
The first thing you must do is prepare the joint. It is advised only to point up when the brick slip adhesive has fully cured.
Wetting the bricks prior to pointing will help prevent excessive suction and will create a better bond.
Once you have mixed the product to a stiff cream consistency you can fill the tube and start pointing.