tuckpointing in jefferson City

 
Tuckpointing, Jefferson City, MO
 
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
 
 

Tuckpointing benefits

 
  • Corrosion of the mortar joints is stopped.
  • Structural stability is restored. Failing to repair mortar joints will result in a weak structure which will eventually begin to collapse.
  • Tuckpointing helps prevent water from entering the system. If the mortar joints are not repaired, water will seep in and create moisture.
 
  • This can do a serious amount of unseen damage, like cause mold, mildew and rotting wood. Moisture can also cause the ceiling and to become stained.
  • Tuckpointing is far more cost-effective than a complete tear-down and rebuild.
  • The value of your home is improved when its masonry is in top condition.
 
 
Give us a call today!
If you're seeing any of these issues around the house and you think you need tuckpointing,