Tuckpointing

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Tuckpointing is the re-pointing of the deteriorated mortar joints in an existing masonry wall. Typically, the wall is brick, stone or block and is usually at least, ten to twenty years old. Re-pointing should last twenty years if under the right conditions.

When should you Re-tuckpoint?
  • When you rake your fingers across the joints and mortar falls out.
  • If the joint is already a quarter or more deep
  • If you clearly have water damage inside or if water is soaking into
    the joints
  • When masonry is spalling off or popping out in places
  • If mortar is has been put over old mortar at improper depth and is
    falling (Joint Pinned Over)
  • Appearance is poor and you want to enhance it