Historic Chicago churches are one of the many important staples of the city of Chicago and its community. Unfortunately though, as time has gone on, these churches have started to crumble. Whether it’s because of Chicago’s varying weather conditions or simply aging, it’s clear that repair is needed as soon as possible. Not only do these crumbling, beautiful historic churches look discomforting from an aesthetic standpoint, but it’s also fundamentally dangerous seeing as the folks who visit these churches are at risk of building collapse.
So what’s the best way to go about fixing this damage? Tuckpointing is the obvious answer.
Oftentimes, it’s easy to try to repair these cracks yourself – but this simply isn’t a smart idea if you’re not 100% sure that you know what you’re doing. By hiring someone that can professionally tuckpoint your apartment building’s brick-and-mortar damage, you won’t have to worry about any aesthetic difference in the brick pattern/color – and more importantly any faulty structures that can often be unsafe.
At its core, tuckpointing is the process of filling in open joints and gaps in an industrial mortar structure with a proper mortar mix. This mortar mix will blend with your existing brick color and texture/profile, making it look as if the building was brand new. This is perfect for damage done to these historic Chicago churches – any cracks in the mortar of your church will essentially dissolve once this process is done, and it’ll be done to a T.
Arrow Masonry is your best bet when it comes to properly tuckpointing your building. Our tuckpointing process is top-quality, going above and beyond a typical tuckpointing job.
If you are located in Chicago or any of its surrounding areas and your brick-and-mortar structure is crumbling, contact Arrow Masonry & Exteriors today! We will be happy to help with any of your tuckpointing needs.