Tuckpointing

Delta Masonry Tuckpointing Concrete Repair Chicago | Concrete Patching, Concrete Steps Repair Chicago

Delta Masonry Tuckpointing
DELTA Tuckpointing Contractors Chicago | Tuckpointing Company

Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing is a process used to repair or restore the mortar joints between bricks or stone masonry. Over time, mortar joints can deteriorate due to weathering, moisture, or age, which can compromise the structural integrity of a building and detract from its appearance. Tuckpointing involves removing deteriorated mortar and replacing it with fresh mortar to strengthen the joints and improve the overall appearance of the masonry.

Tuckpointing is a specialized skill that requires experience and expertise to achieve optimal results. When done correctly, tuckpointing can help prolong the life of masonry structures and maintain their original beauty and integrity.

 

We perform tuckpointing in all of the following areas:

 

North Shore
North Shore
Lake Forest, Il
Lake Bluff, Il
Mettawa, Il
Highland Park, Il
Winnetka, Il
Glencoe, Il
Kenilworth, Il
Wilmette, Il
Great Lakes, Il
Fort Sheridan, Il
Lincolnshire, Il
Vernon Hills, Il
Deerfield, Il
Bannockburn, Il
Libertyville, Il
Riverwoods, Il
Mundelein, Il
Highwood, Il
Northbrook, Il
Northfield, Il
Glenview, Il
Wheeling, Il
Buffalo Grove, Il

Chicago, Il
Union Ridge
Norwood Park
Schorsch Village
Belmont Heights
Hanson Park
Peterson Park
Rogers Park
Portage Park
Kilbourn Park
Jefferson Park
Mayfair
Ravenswood
Lincoln Square
Avondale
Roscoe Village
Andersonville
Lakewood
Uptown
Edgewater
Edgebrook
Forest Glen
Sauganash
Wildwood

Northern Chicago

Suburbs
Evanston, Il
Park Ridge, Il
Skokie, Il
Niles, Il
Lincolnwood, Il
Arlington Heights, Il
Prospect Heights, Il
Mount Prospect, Il
Morton Grove, Il
Oak Park, Il
Des Plaines, Il
River Forest, Il
Harwood Heights, Il
Norridge, Il
Elmwood Park, Il
River Grove, Il
Melrose Park, Il
Schiller Park, Il
Franklin Park, Il
Rosemont, Il
North Chicago, Il
Waukegan, Il

Downtown
Lincoln Park
Wrigleyville
Irving Park
Lakeview
Buena Park
Bucktown
Logan Square
Wicker Park
West Town
East Village
Ukrainian Village
River North
Old Town
Gold Coast
Near North
Streeterville
Near East Side
Millenium Park
Loop
West Loop
South Loop
Goose Island
River West

60004 60005 60006 60010 60011 60015 60016 60017

60018 60019 60022 60025 60026 60035 60037 60040

60043 60044 60045 60047 60048 60052 60053 60054

60055 60056 60057 60058 60059 60060 60061 60062

60063 60064 60065 60068 60069 60070 60076 60077

60079 60085 60086 60087 60088 60089 60090 60091

60092 60093 60131 60132 60160 60161 60162 60171

60176 60201 60202 60203 60204 60208 60209 60301

60302 60304 60305 60398 60601 60602 60603 60604

60605 60606 60607 60610 60611 60613 60614 60618

60622 60625 60626 60630 60631 60634 60639 60640

60641 60642 60645 60646 60647 60654 60656 60657

60659 60660 60661 60674 60706 60707 60712 60714

Tuckpointing Gallery

The Process Of Tuckpointing

  1. Assessment: The condition of the mortar joints is assessed to determine the extent of deterioration and the appropriate course of action.

  2. Preparation: The area to be tuckpointed is cleaned to remove dirt, debris, and loose mortar. This may involve using a wire brush, chisel, or specialized tools to carefully remove the old mortar without damaging the surrounding bricks or stone.

  3. Removal: Deteriorated mortar is removed from the joints using a pointing trowel or other suitable tools. It’s important to remove the old mortar to a sufficient depth to ensure proper adhesion of the new mortar.

  4. Mixing Mortar: Fresh mortar is mixed to match the color, texture, and composition of the existing mortar as closely as possible. This may involve blending different types of sand, cement, lime, and pigments to achieve the desired consistency and appearance.

  5. Application: The fresh mortar is applied to the joints using a pointing trowel or mortar bag. Care is taken to ensure that the mortar fills the joints completely and is properly compacted to provide a strong bond with the surrounding masonry.

  6. Finishing: Excess mortar is scraped away and the joints are tooled to achieve a uniform appearance and proper profile. The tuckpointed area may be left to cure before any additional finishing touches, such as brushing or washing, are applied.