Bricks Repointing and Tuckpointing
When brick is no longer in a condition to be repaired, it’s time to replace brick or rake out the mortar joints and repoint the same with original materials and methods.
Whether you need to repair minor cracks in household veneer or deal with a serious structural damage, our experts have you covered. We fix the damage and can restore the building to its previous state. Our expertise lies in flawless mortar staining and matching as per the nearby area.
How does it work?
First of all, we identify the damage or root cause for repairs and restorations and get back to you with any issues that need to be addressed before we can start the process of repair and restoration. After addressing any issues, we will provide an estimate or quote on what work we need to do, and after seeking your approval, we start work as per our schedule.
Repointing is the process of renewing mortar joints in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay causes gaps in the joints between bricks. Water entering through these voids can cause significant damage through weather cycles and from salt dissolution and deposition.
The skilled craft of brick pointing is a detailed process, designed to address both the safety and aesthetic needs of a building that requires brick restoration.
Our skilled repointing craftsmen will remove the old, deteriorated mortar and replace it with new mortar. The new mortar is a specially formulated mixture, designed to match the new mortar to the existing mortar. The result is a fresh and elegant finish that looks as if the bricks and mortar were recently installed.
If the bricks themselves need to be replaced, we will look far and wide to source and replace them, doing our best to match the new bricks to the existing ones. We will also replace any brick vents in much the same manner.
Tuckpointing is a decorative finish providing a sharp and symmetrical outline to a wall face. Historically a mean to improve the look of poor quality bricks or stone. An even more impressive finish on walls of high quality materials and workmanship.
Tuckpointing has been around for years and is designed to hide unevenly shaped brick. It is a technique used to make the brickwork look more appealing, and is especially popular when selling your home, as it can add thousands to the value of your property. The technique involves covering and cleaning out the damaged bricks and mortar, covering it with a darker coloured stain, then a thin white line goes over the mortar. The brickwork becomes colour contrasted and provides a highly decorative and appealing finish. It can be applied to new or older homes and buildings
The process involves the use of specialised tools, and care must be taken not to damage the existing brickwork. Done properly, tuckpointing gives the artificial impression that fine joints have been made. It also provides a strong waterproof mortar joint matching the original appearance of the mortar joints. Tuckpointing helps extend the life of the building, provides waterproof protection to building’s interior, and a superior finish will be obtained.