The goal of Tuckpointing is to give impression that joints are in good condition, by using two contrasting colours of mortar in the joints between bricks. Before applying new joints, the old ones have to be removed in order to provide a clean substrate. In most cases even well-build masonry wall require tuckpointing every 15 – 20 years (due to the weather conditions).
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“Mark’s Tuckpointing has a great staff that provides free estimates at a reasonable rate. They are willing to work within your time table.My wish is the the Condo Association sees things as I do. They did a great job!”
Scott H. [yelp.com]
“Peter was very helpful throughout the process. Him and his team did a great job tuckpointing and fixing our condo building’s gutter. Their price was reasonable and they did not try to convince us to do additional work (like some contractors did). We were very happy with the quality of their work.”
Julie A. [yelp.com]
- All mortar used for the tuckpointing is a 3:1 mix, (3) parts of fine aggregate “Bank Sand” mixed with (1) part of masonry type “N” cement, (3) trowles of lime, and (3) trowels of Portland cement.
- All mortar used for the bricklaying is a 2:1 mix, Portland and lime mixed with #2 sand aggregate.
- Percentage/square footage of wall areas to be spot-tuckpointed, will be determined by Contractor and specified in the contract
- Contractor is not responsible for settlement cracks and efflorescence forming on brick or mortar, due to moisture retention of the brick.