See our selection of common issues and their solutions:
Wet or damp patches around my windows?
This is sometimes caused by missing pointing or porous brickwork that needs sealing. It can also be because the window is poorly fitted, is not sealed properly or has a corroded or missing cavity tray above the window.
Got a stepped crack in my brickwork?
Cracks in brickwork might be due to wall ties that have corroded or no support over an opening such as a doorway or window. Crack stitching ties cracked walls together using helibars or reinforcing rods, allowing masonry to flex slightly but holding the wall in place.
If the sandstone lintel above an opening has a crack in it, this can be repaired with waterproof cement.
Damp above skirting boards?
This can sometimes simply be due to lack of air ventilation which can be resolved with an air vent or it might be because debris has collected in the wall cavity and needs cleaning out.
West facing wall has damp patches?
West facing walls often have to cope with lots of weather which can cause pointing or brickwork to crumble. Lancashire Brickwork will need to assess the wall to establish how severe the problem is.
Ceiling is damp above the fireplace?
This might be because:
- The Chimney needs re-pointing
- The lead flashing needs repairing or replacing
- The chimney pot could be damaged or needs a cowl fitting
Water under the floor and damp patches around bays?
Water may be running towards your house because of a higher path level. This can be remedied by creating a tapered fillet to help divert the water away from the wall.
My conservatory is leaking down the brick?
We will check for the correct flashing depth, re-point the brickwork above or install a cavity tray.
Corroded brick in my roof space on the chimney breast?
This can be caused by water penetration between the slates or roof tiles not being sealed properly against the chimney.