Tuckpointing Service Plymouth MN
If you have deteriorating mortar that is visibly receding on your Plymouth, MN home, it’s not only an eye sore but it can compromise the structures integrity. Dupont Construction is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and has a slight of hand that makes our tuckpointing work unmatched by competitors. Our professional crew can get your walls or chimney looking better than brand new!
What is Tuckpointing?
A rather weird and undescriptive name, if you aren’t familiar with the trade. Tuckpointing is the process of restoring mortar in joints (tiny spaces between the elements) of a wall, commonly brick but it can also be a wall constructed of stone or block. This process will reestablish the walls strength and prolong the life.
A wall that is noticeably deteriorating is unsightly, at the least. Cracks in the mortar mean that the stability is compromised and the bond between the brick, stone or block is damaged, therefore weakened. It’s important to notice any damages because the mortar holds it all together and falling bricks or a complete wall could be extremely dangerous, as well as, ruin property.
Tuckpointing will also save you the money of a complete wall tear down, hall away and rebuild. Don’t wait until your bricks, stones or blocks become loose, that’s usually a sign that the wall can’t be saved. Dupont Construction and Remodeling has experienced masonry contractors that are dedicated to repairing your exterior wall.
What To Look For In The Mortar?
Visible Chipping Mortar
Mortar That Easily Scratches and Powders
Our Process of Tuckpointing
The process we use for superior results is pretty straight forward. Each step is carefully and deliberately planned and executed depending on the specific structure we are working on. We also use specialty tools specifically designed for tuckpointing.
- Determine every area that needs repair
- Precise removal of the old, worn down and eroded mortar
- Cleaning, brushing and flushing of any dust or debris
- Dampen Joints to provide an adequate bond
- Packing new mortar in the joints, in small layers to decrease air pockets and empty spaces
- When the mortar has set enough for only a slight impression, the joints are ready to strike or tool
- Brush off debris and clean off any dried mortar
This process is very time sensitive and requires intense labor. It’s recommended that a professional preforms the process of tuckpointing. An experienced and well equipped masonry contractor will be more efficient, precise and the results will last longer.
Benefits of Tuckpointing
When a professional, such and Dupont Construction, properly tuckpoints a structure or surface it provides a strong hold that protects the wall from moisture getting trapped inside and behind the wall. It also provides a waterproof barrier that will undoubtedly extend the life of your structure or surface.
Tuckpointing can be completed on chimneys, retaining walls, entry’s, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, columns, arches, patios and much more. If you are in need of tuckpointing, contact the experienced professionals at Dupont Constructed and Remodeling at 763-753-9796 today.