Tuckpointing - Evanston, Il 60201 60202
Evanston, Il Tuckpointing Description
We have offered our professional tuckpointing services to the city of Evanston, Il since 1987. Tuckpointing is a brick and mortar maintenance and repair procedure where bricks, stones, mortar, and concrete are grinded to remove any dirt, debris, and excess mortar create space for the installation of new mortar or cement. During tuckpointing work new mortar is installed in masonry joint lines to fill in cracks around any damaged mortar, concrete, bricks, or stones. Tuckpointing greatly improves the appearance of any brick, stone, mortar, or concrete fixtures and it also increases the structural strength of these areas by adding another layer of material bonding. Most buildings in Evanston, Il are built using brick, stone, or concrete materials and tuckpointing these spots ensures that they remain in the best possible shape.
We have over 26 years of extensive experience performing professional tuckpointing work in the city of Evanston, Il. Evanston home and business owners know the value of caring for their properties and always do a great job maintaining the brick, stone, concrete, and mortar elements on their properties. As experienced tuckpointing professionals we see it as our job help Evanston residents with their maintenance efforts by providing our quality, reliable tuckpointing services. Our qualified tuckpointing professionals are highly skilled and experienced which means that all of our Evanston tuckpointing projects are completed to the highest degree of quality and service that Evanston residents expect.
Our primary tuckpointing page has more information about our tuckpointing procedures and services. For references, reviews, or general questions please contact us by phone at 847 482-1800 or by email at [email protected].
Evanston, Il General Tuckpointing Information
- We are bonded, licensed, and insured for Evanston, Il tuckpointing projects.
- We complete our Evanston tuckpointing projects safely and effectively.
- We can handle permits for Evanston tuckpointing projects.
- We have excellent references for Evanston area tuckpointing projects.
- Most Evanston, Il tuckpointing projects need just one or two days to complete.
Schedule Evanston, Il Tuckpointing Estimate
Every Evanston tuckpointing estimate is free and we are available to meet with you 7 days a week. We also offer “instant-quotes” online if you email us photos and a description of your project.
To schedule your free Evanston tuckpointing estimate:
Call us at: 847 482-1800
Email us at: [email protected]
Evanston, Il Tuckpointing Photos
Evanston, Il 60201 60202 – Tuckpointing – BeforeThis is an Evanston tuckpointing project that we completed on the side wall of a house. This brick wall had been well built however over several decades the mortar holding together these bricks had started to crack and erode from daily wear and tear, wind and water weathering, as well as structural settling of the house on its foundation. This not only affected the appearance but also the structural integrity of this wall causing cracks, holes, leaks, drafts, and indoor temperature loss and a tuckpointing project was necessary to repair these issues. Tuckpointing was the best option in this situation because while the general brickwork on this wall was fine the mortar definitely needed to be grinded down and replaced in order to properly repair and seal up all of the cracks on this area of this Evanston home.
Evanston, Il 60201 60202 – Tuckpointing – After
This is the same wall from this Evanston home that we showed above after all of our tuckpointing work has been completed. We can see that all of the old and cracked mortar and debris has been removed and that completely new mortar has been installed. The generous amount of mortar that we applied during our tuckpointing procedure sealed up any leaks, cracks, holes, or drafts that might have existed on this wall and the new mortar also increased the structural bonding between the bricks to improve the strength and cohesion of these bricks. The new mortar that we installed during the tuckpointing has been smoothed, shaped, and evenly applied and we can see that not only has it improved the integrity of this Evanston home but it has also given it a fresh, clean, and consistent new look.
Evanston, Il 60201 60202 – Tuckpointing – Before 1
This is a tuckpointing project that we completed around this entire Evanston, Il home. This is a large, great looking, well built traditionally styled brick home that has been well maintained by its owners however years of weathering and natural structural settling have created cracks, holes, and depletions in the bricks and mortar which have been causing leaks and drafts. Tuckpointing this Evanston, Il home will fix up all of these rough patches that we can see in the photograph above. As with all of our tuckpointing projects we will first grind down the existing mortar and debris to fully expose the underlying bricks and material and will then generously apply and shape new mortar to brick the brickwork on this home back up to its best possible condition.
Evanston, Il 60201 60202 – Tuckpointing – During / After
This is a close-up of this Evanston, Il home which show the tuckpointing that we have completed and are in the process of finishing. All of the rough brick patches that we could see in the photo above have been grinded down and a generous layer of new mortar has been applied in these joint lines during the tuckpointing process. We can see the difference between the bricks that have gone through the tuckpointing already and those that haven’t. The bricks that have not had tuckpointing are along the bottom and sides of the house and still have uneven and cracked mortar and edges. The areas which have been tuckpointed have a smooth and consistent look that is devoid of holes and cracks. The tuckpointing work that we completed on this Evanston, Il home not only looks great but it has also immensely strengthened the structural integrity and material bonding on this wall.
Evanston, Il 60201 60202 – Tuckpointing – Before 2
This is the opposite side of the Evanston, Il house that we are tuckpointing. This area has damage similar to the photos above. We can see the coarse and rough edges around the bricks between these windows that is the result of cracked, damaged, and insufficient mortar. Just like in the photos above we will have to grind down the mortar and excess debris in this joint lines and then install a healthy new layer of mortar during our tuckpointing process to bring the wall on this Evanston, Il home back up to full health.
Evanston, Il 60201 60202 – Tuckpointing – During 2
This is the same Evanston home that we were tuckpointing in the previous photos. We can see that the worst areas on the left and above the lower windows have already gone through the tuckpointing process and that only a few courses of the original bricks remain. In this photo we can clearly seek the difference between the bricks that have had new mortar applied to them as a result of the tuckpointing and those that haven’t. On the left the bricks have smooth edges and a thick and consistent layer of mortar on every layer between every brick thanks to our tuckpointing work. On the upper right hand side the bricks that have not had any tuckpointing have a thinner and less consistent layer of white mortar which will also need to get tuckpointed.
Evanston, Il 60201 60202 – Tuckpointing – After
This is a close-up of the area underneath the windows after all of the tuckpointing work has been completed. We can see that all of the joint lines have been properly sealed with very generous amounts of mortar and that all holes and cracks have been filled in as a result of the tuckpointing work. We were sure to grind and tuckpoint all of the bricks including the main horizontal bricks, the vertical “soldier” bricks, as well as the laid-down bricks underneath the window lintels. This close-up view is a great example of the quality and precision of our tuckpointing work as evidenced by the thoroughness of the mortar application as well as its smooth and consistent application. This Evanston, Il tuckpointing project was completed very successfully and the homeowners were very pleased with our work.
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