Repointing / Tuckpointing
Mortar joints between masonry units (i.e. brick, block, stone, or terra cotta) can deteriorate over time, becoming weak and vulnerable to excessive moisture penetration. Repointing, also referred to as tuckpointing, is the process of removing the deteriorated mortar and replacing it with fresh, compatible mortar, thereby increasing a structure’s longevity.
Why Masonry Restoration, Inc.?
When done incorrectly, repointing can lead to spalling, cracking, and accelerated deterioration of the surrounding masonry. At Masonry Restoration, Inc., we take special care in determining an appropriate mortar composition and method of repair before beginning the restoration process, ensuring that your structure will hold its integrity for years to come.