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Professional Brick Tuckpointing in Illinois
We want to share some general information that all homeowners need to know about their brick property. A properly installed and maintained brick surface is not only beautiful to look at but plays an important role in the temperature control and value of your home. If not repaired or properly maintained, they can bring on major expenses and headaches in the future. And for some, the future could be sooner than you think.
Our team at Force Masonry specializes in brick tuckpointing services for brick and block structures, churches, schools, and municipal buildings throughout central Illinois, Bloomington, Peoria, and the surrounding areas. If you have a brick building with minor damage we may be able to help you prevent further damage with brick tuckpointing. We have years of experience helping home and business owners repair mortar and brick facings on their buildings. Get in touch with our experts today to get an exterior inspection and tuckpointing quote.
What Is Tuckpointing?
Brick tuckpointing, also known as repointing, is composed of two main steps.
The first step is the process of grinding the mortar joints at least 1” or deeper. After the joints are ground down, we apply new mortar which will bond to the existing. Some companies cut corners by skim coating new mortar over the old, but this doesn’t fix the problem because there is not enough space to allow the new mortar to bond properly, and it will fall out in a few years.
Next, Force Masonry takes the appropriate measures to clean the joints out, which could mean blowing them out or hosing them out so that the new mortar is able to grab onto the brick and only the brick. We make sure there is no excess dust left behind to create a slip or loose bond.
Signs You May Need Brick Tuckpointing
Moisture, weather, and time can all impact how quickly the mortar on your brick lasts. As time goes on it becomes easier to notice damage to your building. If you notice any of the following signs on your home then you may need our team to tuckpoint your brickwork to keep it strong.
Cracked, dirty, or dark basement walls
Exterior bricks with a washed-out color
Discoloration or spots caused by outflows
Damaged or loose brickwork
Visibly Damaged Mortar
What Buildings Need Tuckpointing
Tuckpointing, in short, can be performed on any building type large or small. Our team at Force Masonry has worked on large commercial tuckpointing projects as well as smaller residential tuckpointing on brick walls, foundations, and chimneys. Our team has years of experience and expert masons that understand the intricate nature of tuckpointing brickwork.
If you have a commercial building that needs tuckpointing contact our team. We can get you a quote on tuckpointing no matter the size of your building.
Contact Our Experts for Tuckpointing In Illinois
If you’re interested in working with Force Masonry and need more information or questions about brick tuckpointing, give us a call at (309) 642-5332 or complete our online contact form and one of our team experts will reach out.