Tuck-pointing is the repair and replacement of mortar between layers of brick or stone. The mortar joint plays a significant role in the structural integrity of any masory work. It binds the bricks together, bearing the compressive weight of the structure, and keeps moisture out.
Cracks, voids, crumbling mortar, or even areas of missing mortar are common in masonry from general exposure to the elements. Intense freeze/thaw cycles and/or water erosion can cause these problems. Large holes and washed out mortar are typical signs that tuck-pointing is needed.
Our Masons can tuck-point anything from the smallest areas to an entire house.
- Tuck pointing is done by removing old mortar to uniform depth and replacing it with new mortar of a similar consistency.
- Tuckpointing becomes necessary when mortar develops cracks and holes.
- Through exposure to weather and other types of stress over time, mortar can become weak, lose its bond with the bricks, and begin to fall out.
- Helps prevent future masonry deterioration.