Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing Process

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.

We take care to match the new mortar as close as possible to the existing colour on your home, making every project custom.

Tuckpointing is a skilled aspect of masonry as a trade. It’s a labour intensive skill and takes years to be as clean and accurate as we are.

Why Tuckpointing is Important

When mortar is in a weakened condition, it allows moisture to break down the stone or brick masonry wall and possibly cause moisture problems in the wall or insulation behind it. Further damge to the bricks or stones will require a more extensive repair later on. When the mortar is in good condition it 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. Maintaining the mortar joints is your ounce of prevention.

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