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
- 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