TUCKPOINTING? Although we all have heard the term "tuckpointing" thrown around and even most often used by professionals, the term "tuckpointing" is actually inncorrect. The proper term for filling mortar in a masonry wall that has cracked or lost its mortar integrity is repointing. The importance of repointing a masonry wall that has been compromised can never be stressed enough.
DESIGNED TO BREATHE
Unlike new masonry, historical masonry units have been designed to breathe, because of that they traditionaly hold up great in all types of weather. Having said that,
they are not able to withstand a large amount of water penetrating the wall with no where to go. This is especially bad in climates where freezing and thawing take place.
1. Done quickly, before it leads to masonry units failing.
2. Have a restoration specialist evaluate each specific need.
3. Examine the credentials of your potential restoration contractor.
CHECK CREDENTIALS Getting a professional restoration specialist is critical. Typical mason contractors rarely if ever deal with damaged masonry, with that being said they are unaware of the many options available as far as mortar matching and where to secure the proper things to meet each need. When your wall is compromised it will quickly deteriorate and provoke structural and cosmetic issues that will make your structure less valuable and potentially even dangerous. We go the extra mile to ensure the best possible match and to see that a quality job is done, protecting your investment and providing you with assurance that your structure will maintain its beauty for years to come. Reasons and Remedies