Interested in Tuckpointing for Your Brick Home or Chimney?
Tuckpointing is a great way to improve the look of your brick home, brick walls, or brick chimney. It helps recapture the look of the original brickwork.
However, tuckpointing also called repointing is about much more than just helping your brick to look good. It’s also a great way to help maintain the health and structural integrity of your brick structures. Having a professional brick mason perform tuckpointing can lengthen the lifespan of your brickwork. It should be noted that tuckpointing may not always be an option. If the damage to the mortar is too extensive removing/rebuilding the bricks is the proper way to correct the problem.
What is Tuckpointing?
Tuckpointing is a three-step process:
- Old, damaged or chipped mortar between the bricks is removed using a grinder with a diamond blade or chiseled out approximately an inch deep.
- The area is then cleaned and remortared
- The area is then “tooled” or “raked” to remove excess mortar
Tuckpointing improves the cosmetic appearance of the brick structure. It also helps keep moisture from seeping into the masonry.
Moisture from rain, snow, and ice are the biggest threats to brickwork in the Metro Detroit area.
Tuckpointing for Chimneys
It’s crucial for the safety of your home that you keep your chimney in good repair. You also want to make sure that your brick chimney isn’t a danger to you or those near it such as kids, pets, neighbors, vehicles, etc.
Tuckpointing on your chimney will help make sure moisture is not threatening your chimney, and it will help give your chimney a beautiful facelift.
Tuckpointing is maintenance that can keep costly rebuilds from being necessary if done prior to major damage.
Tuckpointing for Brick Walls
Do you have brick walls in your home? Tuckpointing works with both veneer and structural walls. It helps to save the structural integrity of your home as well as rejuvenate the look of your home.
Tuckpointing is so effective that it is often used when restoring historical brick houses and structures. Even if your house doesn’t qualify as historical, it can still benefit from tuckpointing.
If you want your brick walls to stand the test of time, you need to maintain them properly. Tuckpointing will help keep your brick walls standing and looking amazing for years to come.
Advantages of Tuckpointing
Tuckpointing for brick homes, walls, and chimneys has several advantages:
- It improves the curb appeal of your home
- It can increase the value of your home
- It helps keep moisture from destroying your brickwork
- It removes old damaged masonry and replaces it with new masonry
- It helps keep your brick homes, walls, and chimneys healthy and structurally sound
Why Should You Hire a Brick Mason for Your Tuckpointing?
Here at Easy Home Improvement we have years of experience working as professional brick masons. We are passionate about bricks and mortar. We have done tuckpointing on thousands of different structures.
We know how to make brick look good, how to do the work efficiently and thoroughly, and how to make sure that the brick structure doesn’t have any other issues that need to be addressed.
If you are interested in learning about tuckpointing on your brickwork we can provide you with an inspection & a quote to address your needs.
Would you like a Tuckpointing Quote? Call Us Today at 1-844-444-EASY