Tuck Pointing & Brick and Mortar Repair
Tuck pointing is a form of brick and mortar repair in which damaged, cracked, deteriorated, or otherwise defective mortar joints are replaced. Metro Detroit Masonry removes old mortar with a metallic diamond-wheeled blade and cleans and refills the void with fresh mortar. The damage caused to brick and mortar is often the result of the abrasive elements they have to endure. Mortar should be designed to properly seal surrounding masonry units to each other and is usually rated Type-S (strong) for its binding strength. It is necessary to maintain older structures’ mortar because if unchecked, high amounts of water can penetrate and can threaten the interior structure of the building.
Metro Detroit Masonry not only focuses on the proper material and techniques to deliver a watertight job, we also place high priority on appearance. Our skilled crews carefully select proper mortar dyes and tools to complement existing mortar color, texture, finish, and profile. A quality tuck pointing job will not only seal and form a tight barrier between the masonry and the elements, but also maintains the current aesthetic look of the structure. In fact, our professional team will ensure it is very difficult to tell that there was any work done at all.
Metro Detroit Masonry tuck pointing services will:
- Repair all brick and mortar damage
- Aesthetically enhance the appearance of your building’s masonry
- Improve marketability of your structure
- Form watertight barriers between masonry and natural elements
- Reduce energy and heat loss
- Prolong the overall life of your structure’s masonry