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.
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.
We’re in your neighbourhood and happy to help you get started – estimates are always free!