Tuckpointing Seattle

Tuckpointing is an extremely popular masonry technique used to freshen up the look and feel of brick buildings. At Rife Masonry, our masonry contractors have perfected this technique over the years, thus making it a “go-to” service for us.

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. Not to be confused with repointing - learn the differences here. 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:

Improved Appearance

Tuckpointing isn't solely for functional purposes. It dramatically improves the appearance of your brick building, making it look years younger.

Increased Lifespan

Because tuckpoint preserves the integrity of your brick masonry, it increases the lifespan of your brick building. You can be rest assured its quality and integrity will last for years to come.

Increases Property Value

Old, worn-out mortar joints stick out like an old thumb, bringing down your building's appearance and property value. The more aesthetically pleasing your building or home is, the more it will be worth.

Prevents Deterioration

Tuckpointing helps to stop your building's mortar joints from further deteriorating. This, in turn, protects your bricks from cracking or breaking, putting your building's structural integrity in jeopardy.

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.

  • 1

    Remove Damaged Mortar

    First, our tuckpointing contractors will remove your damaged mortar with an angle grinder.

  • 2

    Clean and Inspect Mortar Joints

    Next, they will clean any dust or debris from your mortar joints and inspect for any damage.

  • 3

    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

Professional Contractors

Our Seattle masonry contractors have been involved in the masonry industry for over a decade and have amassed a wealth of knowledge. You can expect unmatched skill and professionalism every step of the way.


Understanding the best way to complete tuckpointing with minimal waste and maximum results is exactly what we are all about. Rest assured that Rife Masonry has taken the time to fine-tune our tried and true process.


Rife Masonry strives to ensure your project is completed to the highest standards. It is our goal to be the most reliable and dependable masonry company in the Seattle area.

High-Quality Materials

We only use high-quality products and materials throughout the length of your project. Rest assured that your tuckpointing is in good hands and will stand the test of time.

Tuckpointing FAQ

The best time of year for tuckpointing is either in the fall or spring (when the temperature is between 40-90 degrees). This is because extreme temperatures, as well as heavy rain or snow, make it difficult for the fresh mortar to dry properly.

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.

Even though tuckpointing and repointing often get used interchangeably, there are distinct differences between them. You can learn more here.

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