Tuckpointing

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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Weather Impact

Wind and moisture are the major enemies of the mortar joints. These two factors can cause breaking up. The damaged mortar is washed out and it continues to use up. Sometimes even bricks become loose and fall out the wall.

High Quality Service

Our hundreds of finished projects ensure our clients that tuckpointing projects in Chicago area will be of high quality. When you see a well-build brick wall or a chimney with perfect lines and symmetry, you should know that professional did it. Solid tuckpointing shouldn’t crack, chipp or peel up to 3 years.

Getting Started

If you need more information about our brickwork job – use contact form to get in touch. Or if you want to get a free estimate on next job – use our Online Free Estimate Form.

Testimonials

“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 that 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]

Helpful Information

  • 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.