Delta Masonry Tuckpointing
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Tuckpointing consists of grinding, cleaning, and/or filling in the mortar around bricks to give the bricks the appearance that they are cleaner, newer, and straighter. By repairing and straightening the mortar surrounding the bricks the bricks appear to be much newer and cleaner. Tuckpointing is generally used when mortar has begun to chip, fade, or get dirty or when the surrounding bricks have started to chip or crumble and need a newer, straighter look. Tuckpointing is usually the best option when a brick wall or chimney is starting to look a bit run down and needs a quick “face-lift”. While mainly cosmetic tuckpointing also helps preserve the integrity of the bricks and mortar in a wall or chimney by strengthening chips and cracks in the mortar and ensuring a stronger, deeper bond between the bricks and mortar. If your home has drafts, leaks, or heat loss tuckpointing your bricks can also help plug up all the cracks that allow those elements to seep in or out.
The term tuckpointing has recently come to be used to describe any type of work that involves brick, mortar, or chimney repair, however technically tuckpointing only involves work with mortar "lines" or "joints". Brick repair, on the other hand, involves hammering out broken or worn bricks and replacing them with new ones and chimney repair involves rebuilding broken bricks on chimneys. Often the two processes go hand-in-hand.
Tuckpointing is a very popular and inexpensive way to give the brick areas on your home a quick makeover and to also strengthen the mortar joint lines on any brick wall or chimney. Tuckpointing the brickwork in your home will make it look cleaner and newer and will also preserve the life and integrity of the current bricks and mortar by filling in cracks and strengthening the existing mortar bonds.
At Delta C. Tuckpointing we have been doing tuckpointing work for over two decades. We are able to offer competitive prices, high quality and reliable workmanship, and prompt service. If you have old, faded, or crumbling bricks or mortar give us a call and we will be over right away to give the bricks and mortar on your home a fresh, new look.
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Tuckpointing Side Wall
Tuckpointing In Progress – Close Up
Here is an example of tuckpointing work in progress. The faded, worn out bricks on the right are being re-mortared in order to give them a sharper cut. Notice that the tuckpointed bricks on the left have a depth and cut between them whereas the bricks on the right just have a dull, faded look. The mortar is first applied evenly on the brick lines and then cut to give it depth.
Tuckpointing In Progress – Full View
As the tuckpointing work continues we can see the sharper contrast between the tuckpointed bricks and the non-tuckpointed bricks. As we spread the mortar out it is cut to give the bricks and mortar a sharp, straight look.
Why your bricks require Masonry Tuckpointing?
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Although blocks are highly selected due to their extreme durability and unmatched presentation in the style of a house, building, or business structures, it also has a weak spot to any masonry that is not well placed or jointed, therefore becoming susceptible to damage to the point of causing deterioration which could lead to destruction of the brickwork. Fortunately, Delta Masonry Tuckpointing is one of the best tuckpointing companies in all Chicago that can help you avoid that headache.
Through our professional contractors, we carry out thorough inspections and then proceed with the tuckpointing tasks, which consist of partially grinding or raking the old mortar and subsequently filling the voids with a new one. In that way, you’ll avoid unnecessary costs from having to rebuild. Our skilled contractors are readily available for appointments to assess your home or business tuckpointing needs so contact us today.