Tuckpointing to restore mortar, masonry and brickwork.
Tuckpointing preserves the quality of brick walls. Bricks may be more durable than mortar, but bricks depend on mortar to maintain stability. Mortar joints also protect bricks from weather damage. Age, weather, natural wear and tear, moss, bugs and other environmental conditions cause mortar to crack and develop holes. As with any masonry, cracks allow water to erode mortar. In the winter, the hydraulic action of freezing water between mortar and bricks can cause incredibly expensive damage to the interior and exterior of a structure. Maintaining mortar in top shape is very important when it comes to a brick home!
Tuckpointing maintains the integrity, value and visual appeal of brick homes.
Tuckpointing maintains the waterproof seal of brick walls. Proper maintenance of mortar extends the visual appeal, value and health of brick structures. Aged or failing mortar can be spot repaired and color matched to preserve the integrity of your building’s brick work. Tuckpointing your whole house is only recommended if absolutely necessary. In most cases color-matched spot repairs are the best solution for your wall, fence and patio brick work.
European-Trained Tuckpointing & Masonry Services
Signs that you need to call 314-725-9024 for a free consultation include uneven mortar level, crumbling mortar, erosion, or cracks bricks. Moss or other plant life growing in between bricks and mortar is also a warning not to be ignored. Call Irish Construction if you see or suspect damage in your exterior brick walls.
Irish Construction of St. Louis is European trained in all facets of artisan tuckpointing as well as contemporary brick, masonry and concrete construction practices.