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Posts Tagged ‘ tuckpointing ’

What Is Tuckpointing and When Is It Necessary?

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
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Tuckpointing is necessary when brick walls start cracking and crumbling.

When you notice masonry starting to weaken due to age or damage, repairs are necessary to avoid structural problems. At DelPrete Masonry, our masonry experts are familiar with the many methods used to restore brick buildings to their original beauty and stability. One of these methods is tuckpointing. Tuckpointing fills in mortar before more damage occurs and more moisture enters your structure. If you want to learn more about what tuckpointing services include and when you should call your contractor, keep reading.  (more…)

4 Ways to Enhance the Appearance of Your Commercial Masonry Building

Thursday, June 15th, 2023
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Take these steps to enhance the appearance of your commercial masonry building.

The design of a commercial building is essential for creating a space that conveys professionalism and is welcoming to employees and visitors. Your facility must look impressive and be safe and able to withstand environmental conditions and the wear and tear that comes with age. When you design a commercial masonry building, you are selecting classic materials that are highly durable. However, your masonry must be maintained well to stay impressive and long-lasting. If your building can look better than it does, contact DelPrete Masonry for the following services that can enhance the appearance of your building and improve the impression it makes on visitors.  (more…)

What You Can Do to Restore Faded Brick Exteriors

Friday, May 5th, 2023
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Efflorescence can causes faded brick exteriors and additional structural problems.

Brick exteriors are beloved for how attractive they are and how versatile they are, but they do require a certain amount of maintenance. One common type of damage that you might experience is fading. How can you restore faded brick exteriors around your property? Read on to learn more!  (more…)

4 Tips for Enhancing the Look of Your Commercial Masonry Building

Friday, April 7th, 2023
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Maintain a beautiful commercial masonry building with these tips.

Your commercial building is the first impression anyone visiting your property will get. As a result, when your property looks unkempt or your building is not maintained correctly, it can be a red flag and lead to poor impressions. Here are four of our simple tips to enhance the look of your commercial masonry building.  (more…)

When You May Need to Repoint Bricks In Your Building

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

 

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Is it time to repoint bricks in your building? Look for these signs.

Brick buildings are notoriously long-lasting and aesthetically appealing. Sturdy bricks and straight lines of mortar create a powerful impression on anybody. However, even the sturdiest brick structures may need repairs from time to time to stay in their best condition. You may need to repoint bricks at some point to maintain the look of your commercial building. Before committing to repointing, it’s important to know why repointing may be needed and why failing to do so may cause more problems. Read on to learn more about repointing bricks before calling the pros at DelPrete Masonry to repair your building.  (more…)

Why is Tuckpointing Needed in Commercial Businesses?

Friday, August 19th, 2022
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Discover why tuckpointing is needed in commercial businesses.

Have you ever walked around historic buildings and wondered how their brick structure remains intact? One of the multiple ways they keep their appearance and integrity is through a process called tuckpointing. If you desire to upgrade the look of your company’s exterior brick foundation, this is one way to strengthen the existing brickwork. Keep reading to discover why tuckpointing is needed in commercial businesses. (more…)

Tuckpointing: Everything You Need to Know

Friday, September 24th, 2021
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Tuckpointing is the process used to strengthen and support brick structures.

Many grand and historic buildings are made from brick, as it is a dependable material for most construction projects. Structures made from brick are designed to last a very long time, but they are not impervious to damage. For this reason, many brick buildings need to be reinforced. Tuckpointing is the process used to strengthen and support brick structures. Let’s go over the basics of tuckpointing.

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Tips for Tuckpointing Antique Brickwork

Friday, February 5th, 2016

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This antique brickwork is in need of some tuckpointing.

Tuckpointing is a way to remove old mortar between bricks and replace it with fresh new mortar. This is necessary if your brickwork is old and the mortar is crumbling. Adding new mortar can improve the structural integrity of old or antique brickwork. If you are considering tuckpointing some old brickwork, here are a few tips to consider. (more…)

What should I know about Tuckpointing?

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The benefits of masonry tuckpointing.

Do your mortar joints and brick masonry walls seem rundown? It might be time to do some home repairs, including tuckpointing. What is tuckpointing? It is the process of mortar joints repair of stone and brick masonry walls. In the tuckpointing  process, grinding and raking of the mortar happens and then the filling of new mortar is done. This is no easy job and you should hire a reputable masonry contractor to do the labor-intensive job. You will know you are due for tuckpointing if your mortar joints have powdered material coming from it by a scratching the surface. If you cannot tell, a masonry contractor can assess the condition of your mortar joints.

It is important to hire a masonry contractor to do your tuckpointing because weakened mortar has the tendency to break down stone and brick masonry walls and result in moisture problems within your walls. The tuckpointing will help waterproof your mortar joints while extending the life of your walls. You will want to have tuckpointing done as soon as you notice a problem because it will save you a great deal of money in the long-run by preventing your masonry wall from deteriorating to the point you only have the option to tear it down and build a new wall. That’s expensive and you want to spot tuckpointing when you notice any loose masonry units such as brick and stone. When a budding has a new tuckpointed wall, you can expect the good condition to last for 25 years or more, depending on the quality of work from the masonry contractor. If you live in a high precipitation or high humidity area, you will want to check your brick and mortar often. For the best results, have your masonry work performed by a very professional and reputable contractor. This is the best way to guarantee you will have long lasting mortar joints that look good.

As for tuck pointing affordability, go for a quality and a good cost by comparing quotes and getting references. You want a masonry contractor with extensive experience to do your tuckpointing. This is not a job for amateurs because all tuckpointing projects are unique, whether on a flat ground surface or high-rise building, a masonry contractor needs to know what she or he is doing. Here at Prete Masonry we are here to do your tuck pointing right.

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For any questions regarding new masonry construction, feel free to contact Del Prete 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 masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at mike@delpretemasonry.com. 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 FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

Restoring your Bricks by Tuckpointing

Monday, May 25th, 2015

 

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Do your bricks need a facelift?

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! (more…)