Want to check if your Masonry Wall or Heritage Building is safe? Facade Repair & Investigations Melbourne

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Want to check if your Masonry Wall or Heritage Building is safe? Facade Repair & Investigations Melbourne

G.H.Veitch, as experienced operatives, carry out inspections of stone and masonry buildings and structures to assist asset owners in assessing existing condition of their masonry elements.

Our thermal imagery shows, in greater detail, the extent of structural failures which are catalogued and documented for future reference. These services are also heavily relied on in legal disputes as they help to reinforce the nature of the failure or repairs that have failed.

The above structure was a ~160 year old Sandstone chimney stack which had apparent repairs made within the last 2 months. Obviously the repairs did not work and the documentation was provided to the property owner for their use against the previous masonry contractor.

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As the above image shows, the chimney stack is still tilting forward despite ‘repairs’ made two months prior. This chimney will need to be dismantled immediately to prevent damage to persons or property.

 

#melbournetuckpointing method to revitalise #BrickFacade

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Brick Tuckpointing before and after

Before and after tuckpointing ribbon is struck on freshly blended 120 year old brick. As you see, our method doesn’t leave the discoloration that other methods do. We evenly blend 3 or 4 colours to revamp the old faded brick.

We use traditional lime mixes and putties and cut our ribbons using straight edges and by hand in certain instances.

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Another type of pointing on brick is our Raised Ribbon Pointing. This method provides a longer service life allowing you to not have to worry in the future.