There are a good number of contractors out there who will tell you all you need is a good power wash and tuck-point to restore your brick. These types of contractors have not taken the time to do their research before making claims as such. going directly over the top of old Mortar with new store-bought mortar mixes will leave you in the same situation a year down the road with the new issue of cracking and peeling of the newer mortar. Proper identification and procedure are everything when it comes to brick restoration, proper bonding between the mortar coats during tuck-pointing can mean the difference between a project that looks good for another 8 to 10 decades, and a project that needs help once again a year down the road. If your contractor has not mentioned wall anchors, expansion and contraction control joins, Mortar mix identification, solid bonding procedures, and or proper sealing, along with their “Power wash” and “tuck-point” you may want to reconsider before investing.
Old historic Brick should look as good as the day it went up after restoration. We know this is possible because we have executed many historic brick restoration projects achieving the exact end result we were aiming for. Proper washing, chemical mixtures, unique methods of hands-on scrubbing, proper bonding, and material mixes combined with a detailed and artistic work ethic has produced some of the finest brick restorations in the country. Viewing one of our projects 5,10 or even 15 years down the road stands as a testament to our success in brick restoration, treatment, and sealing.