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Tuckpointing SchoolBack of Tama court houseFrom of Tama Court houseBefore and After of CAT plant Masonry products and materials are among the most durable available for construction, especially when installed by certified contractors. Pella Roofing & Insulation employs trained, skilled craftworkers Who can provide exceptional Tuckpointing solutions.

Typically, mortar joints are serviceable for 35 years or more when properly installed. The masonry units themselves, typically brick or concrete block, may have a serviceable life of 100 years or more.

As with any building product continuously exposed to the elements, masonry is subject to weathering. Acids in the rain, seismic movement, building settlement, freezing and thawing cycles, impact damage and dirt take their toll. When visual inspection reveals that the mortar joints are cracking or otherwise deteriorated, restoration is necessary to help maintain the integrity of wall systems and products. Tuckpointing is an effective way of decreasing water entry into masonry.

What is Tuckpointing?

Tuckpointing is the term most often used to describe he process of cutting out deteriorated mortar joints in masonry walls to a uniform depth and filling in those joints with fresh mortar.

Tuckpointing, however, is only the most common of three terms often used interchangeably in the United States and Canada to describe the complete process of restoring older masonry joints. The other two are repointing and pointing. In some areas, repointing or pointing may mean the same as tuckpointing. But they may also mean only the placing of plastic mortar in joints without first removing damaged mortar.

Tuckpointing isn't reserved for older buildings. New masonry walls may need to be tuckpointed when bee holes or voids appear in the finished joint, or when the joints have an incorrect or improperly tooled finish or when the color of the joints is incorrect.

The term tuckpointing is the process of removing deteriorated mortar joints and replacing them with new mortar.

Only Pella Roofing & Insulation…..

Can offer you the full building envelope solution. We can give you a fully restored building from bottom to top that saves you the hassle of finding multiple contractors to do the same Job. Not only do we do tuckointing but we can do any masonry concrete work.

We can handle any of the following situations when it comes to masonry work.

  • Tuckpointing
  • Lintels
  • Brick Repair
  • Mortar
  • Falling Bricks
  • Loose Bricks
  • Water Leaks
  • Waterproofing
  • Masonry Inspection
  • Caulking and Sealant Work

Gives us a call today to complete your full building envelope solution today!

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