Building houses out of brick and stone is an ideal medium, especially for those who live in hot and sunny temperatures. Over time, masonry work will need repairs because of Mother Nature's relentless abuse. Crumbling masonry joints will first look like an unattractive crack, but it can get a lot worse very quickly. Bricks come loose and crumble away, water seeps behind the wall and bees make their homes in the mortar holes. This is where tuckpointing comes in!
The general principal of tuckpointing is the replacement of damaged mortar with fresh mortar. At Gibbs Construction, our process involves:
- Grinding out existing, damaged mortar at uniform depth
- Tuckpointing new mortar in joints
- Color matching to the color of the existing mortar