Clean Before Matching Mortar Color
We have extensive experience in matching mortar texture and color. In some cases we recommend cleaning the brickwork prior to making mortar samples to get a better assessment of the mortar color. Over the years mortar can have different appearance on the each side of the house depending on the sun and rain exposure. In order to make the repairs match it’s important to have the existing brickwork as clean as possible so that it has a uniform appearance.
Most common brick repair mistakes
Hiring unqualified masonry contractors
Allowing a poorly matching brick to be used as replacement
Locating matching bricks is very difficult. There are 11 brickyards in Houston and other salvage yards who don’t deal with the general public.
We have the advantage of having our own brickyard with 30,000 new, antique and salvaged bricks. Over the past 30 years we have developed relationships with brick wholesalers and antique and salvaged brick dealers.