What is Tuckpointing?
While brick can last centuries, mortar tends to deteriorate over time, only having a lifespan of around 25-30 years. This means the material must be maintained, or your brick structure will eventually weaken and crumble. Tuckpointing is the process of removing the old, deteriorated mortar joints and filling in the gaps between the brickwork with new mortar. This preserves the structural integrity of the building without actually having to replace any bricks. If you want to maintain the value and appearance of your brick building, tuckpointing is the best way to do so.
Benefits of Brick Tuckpointing
There are several reasons why you might want to consider tuckpointing for your brick building or home:
Tuckpointing Contractors Seattle
Tuckpointing is no easy feat. That’s where our expert tuckpointing contractors here at Rife Masonry come in. Their unmatched skill and expertise allow them the ability to work on brick buildings of all shapes and sizes. No matter if you have a historic building or a colonial home, our goal is to ensure your beautiful brick masonry lasts for as long as possible.
Remove Damaged Mortar
First, our tuckpointing contractors will remove your damaged mortar with an angle grinder.
Clean and Inspect Mortar Joints
Next, they will clean any dust or debris from your mortar joints and inspect for any damage.
Apply Fresh Mortar
Lastly, our tuckpointing contractors will then fill the joints with fresh mortar, smoothing it for a seamless finish.
Why Choose Us For Tuckpointing in Seattle
Our Tuckpointing Work in Seattle
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Signs that you need tuckpointing include:
- Cracked or crumbling bricks
- Holes in your mortar
Weathered or disintegrating mortar
Each tuckpointing project is unique, meaning pricing differs for every customer. Once we learn more about your building specifications, we’ll provide you with a detailed quote.
Fresh tuckpointing typically lasts upwards of 25-30 years. However, factors such as extreme weather or increased weight and stress on your building can affect its long-term lifespan.