Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing Services in Chicago

Tuckpointing is a process where two different mortar colors are used in the joints of brickwork, one to match the bricks and the other to create the impression of very fine joints. While it is possible to handle tuckpointing on your own, it is highly recommended that you leave it to the professionals in Chicago for optimal results. Our skilled technicians work efficiently to upgrade the visual appearance of your exterior and interior brick structures.

Tuckpointing can be applied to any brick structure, but it is most commonly found in older brick homes since it enhances the original thin joints of these types of homes. If your objective is to protect your worn-out bricks from further mortar deterioration while improving their physical appearance, then tuckpointing is a great option to consider.

Brick Repair, Replacement & Restoration
PHONE NUMBER: (773) 600-3861

Tuckpointing Services for Beautiful and Strong Masonry

Tuckpointing is essential because it prevents water from seeping through the chimney system. If the mortar joints start to deteriorate and are not repaired by professionals, water can flow through the chimney and flue lining, leading to constant wetness that can destroy your chimney and cause other problems like mold, rotting wood, and mildew.

We follow a precise and thorough process For

tuckpointing that includes the following steps

Our precise and detailed approach to tuckpointing ensures that your brickwork will look beautiful and last for years to come.

STEP - 1

Our skilled mason will use an angle grinder to carefully remove the existing mortar joints.

STEP - 2

We use a high-pressure nozzle or a masonry brush to clean off the dust and debris from the joints.

STEP - 3

Our mason will then mix new mortar to match the color of your bricks using pigments to ensure a perfect match.

STEP - 4

Starting with the horizontal joints, we will fill the joints with new mortar and smooth it out to create a flat surface or an indented curve.

STEP - 5

After the new mortar has begun to harden, we use a tuckpointing tool or a straightedge to draw straight lines down the middle of the newly-filled joints.

STEP - 6

Finally, we apply lime putty to the scraped lines with a small knife and a straightedge to create contrasting fillets.

We offer a wide range of

masonry services to meet your needs.

From repairing terracotta to building new masonry structures, our experienced team has got you covered. Here are some of the services we provide:

Terracotta Repair

Our team specializes in repairing and restoring terracotta materials to their former glory.

Parapet Walls

We provide repair and restoration services for parapet walls, which are prone to damage from the elements.

Chimney Rebuilding

Our experts can rebuild your chimney, ensuring it is structurally sound and functioning properly.

Lintels

We offer lintel repair and replacement services to ensure the structural integrity of your masonry.

Shelf Angles Replacement

Our team can replace shelf angles, which help support the weight of masonry.

Concrete Patching

We provide concrete patching services to fix cracks and other damage to your concrete structures.

Caulking

Our experts can apply caulking to your masonry to prevent moisture intrusion and damage.

Welding

We offer welding services to repair and reinforce your masonry.

New Masonry Construction

We can build new masonry structures, including brick, blue stone, concrete, fire pits, glass blocks, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, limestone, natural and cultured stone.

Masonry Restoration

Our team can restore your masonry to its original beauty through masonry repair, tuckpointing, chimney repair and rebuild, efflorescence removal, and masonry cleaning.

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Phone: (773) 600-3861 | E-mail: jamarmasonryandrestoration.com