Bricks wear down over the years from moisture and weather, but what if you could restore them? Well, using a method known as “tuckpointing” you can. Tuckpointing restores the mortar of your bricks and keeps them looking fresh and new. So, are you ready to learn more about tuckpointing? Here we go!
What is tuckpointing?
Tuckpointing is a system of restoration that takes your old mortar and replacing it with new mortar. This is done by digging out the old mortar and placing red mortar into the freshly formed grooves. Then thing strips are carved into the red mortar to form more grooves. Then, using the original mortar color, the grooves are filled in. This method of restoration is simple and effective.
Why is this important?
Well, there are many benefits to tuckpointing. One of these benefits is that the bricks will once again look fresh and beautiful. The bricks will also be stronger and more waterproofed than before, keeping moisture from causing more damage. This will keep the structure from leaning, crumbling, or even collapsing. Furthermore, tuckpointing will help to prevent mold from getting into your masonry structure. Replacing an entire brick structure can be costly and time consuming. Tuckpointing will lengthen the life of your bricks and keep them strong for years to come. So, if you think your bricks need a little help staying in good shape, then this might be a good option for you. We can help you get restored, so don’t hesitate to contact us. If you want the rundown on bricks, check out this blog to see if bricks are right for your next project.
Ready to get tuckpointing?
Contact Delprete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your professional masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.