What is tuckpointing?
Tuckpointing, or repointing, refers to the process of repairing mortar joints in stone or brick masonry walls by grinding or chipping out the old mortar to a certain depth and then filling in with new mortar. Tuckpointing is labor-intensive.
When a house settles it causes stress cracks, which usually appear above or below windows and doors. When mortar is in a weakened condition, it causes moisture to break down the stone or brick masonry wall and possibly cause moisture problems behind it. It also keeps pests and critters out, as well as prevent your warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer from escaping, helping save you money on energy costs.
Additionally, I take care to match, to the best of my ability, the colour of the new mortar I install to your existing home so it doesn't stand out. Because of this process, no job is identical in their preparation and the mixture I use is always custom to your home.