Mortar replacement is a great way to protect and preserve your bricks. This process is known as tuckpointing, and it’s one of the best ways to maintain brick siding, chimneys, porches, etc. Our locally-owned brick repair company offers tuckpointing in Grosse Pointe Farms MI. Contact us at (313) 263-1660 to schedule a free quote.
What Is Tuckpointing? How Does It Work?
Tuckpointing is the process of removing damaged mortar from the surface and replacing it with fresh new mortar. Mortar has a quarter of the lifespan of bricks, which means that the joints will wear down faster than the bricks themselves. Mortar is incredibly porous, and it helps control water when it hits your siding. By replacing your old, worn mortar with new mortar through tuckpointing, you can protect your bricks and improve the overall stability of the masonry.
Here is an overview of the tuckpointing process:
- Remove the Outer Layer of Mortar – Anything That’s Cracked or Crumbling
- Clean out the Joints and Install New Mortar for the Full Bed Depth
- Allow the Mortar to Dry Slightly and Form a Bond, Then Tool It out to Match Surrounding Joint Styles
- Let the Mortar Cure Fully, and It Should Look Brand New!
- Our Goal Is to Make It Look Like We Were Never There – Seamless Mortar Blending, Including Color and Texture
If the mortar is cracked because of a bigger issue, such as foundation damage or improper footing, we will recommend completing those repairs first before tuckpointing. The last thing we want is for you to invest in a service that has to be redone in a couple of years. Give us a call at (313) 263-1660 to schedule a consultation for tuckpointing in Grosse Pointe Farms MI.
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By the way! We source all of our brick from local Michigan brickyards and manufacturers while also color-matching your specific mortar color thereby guaranteeing you the absolute best match for seamless brick repairs, rebuilds, and tuckpointing.
More Than 20 Years of Experience in Brick and Chimney Restoration
When it comes to brick repair and tuckpointing, experience matters. You want someone on your property that knows what to look for, what tools to use, and which techniques will best fit the situation. That’s where we come in. Our masons have decades of experience in all things masonry, including:
- Tuckpointing, Brick Repair and Detailed Brick Restorations
- Chimney Repairs for Brick, Mortar, Chimney Caps and Other Exterior Features
- Gorgeous Brick Patios, Retaining Walls, Brick Driveways, Brick Driveway Skirting, Brick Porches and Walkways
- Brick Paving and Brick Paver Repairs
- Concrete Services, Including Flat Pour Concrete, Exposed Aggregate and Stamped Concrete,
- Retaining Walls and Fire Pits
- Masonry Services for Insurance Claims
For More Information about Tuckpointing in Grosse Pointe Farms MI, Contact Grosse Pointe Chimney Repair at (313) 263-1660
Grosse Pointe Chimney Repair
15324 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230