Tuckpointing & Brick Repair
Tuckpointing is a method used to replace mortar bond that has eroded over time. Mortar is a mixture of lime or cement with a combination of sand and water. It plays a crucial role in construction by acting as a binder between bricks, blocks or stones. Mortar seals any uneven spaces between your masonry units to keep the elements out of your home
Mortar can also be used for decorative purposes, adding colors or patterns to masonry walls. But mortar naturally degrades over time and can make your home unsightly and unsafe. If left untreated, this can lead to more serious problems, such as water getting behind the brick and causing the brick surface to deteriorate or crack. Worse yet, water can also enter behind a brick wall and significantly damage the interior of your home.
This is where grouting can be used to clean masonry and help protect it from outside elements. To find out if your masonry walls require grouting, inspect your property for the following signs: bare masonry missing mortar cracked or cracked bricks If any of these signs apply to your masonry, it’s a good idea to contact a professional who can inspect and make any necessary repairs or repairs. Buying now can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.