Let’s face it: in the Windy City, there’s plenty of apartment buildings that are beginning to crumble. Whether it’s a 2-flat or a 3-flat, brick-and-mortar apartment buildings are weathering and falling apart – and no matter the circumstance of the damage, be it harsh weather conditions or simply aging, it’s clear that repair is needed as soon as possible. Not only does brick-and-mortar damage look discomforting from an aesthetic standpoint, but it’s also fundamentally dangerous – especially if people are living in these crumbling apartments.
The best way to go about fixing this damage? Tuckpointing.
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 2-flats and 3-flats – any cracks in the mortar of your building will essentially dissolve once this process is done, and it’ll be done to a T.
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 any aesthetic difference in the brick pattern/color – and more importantly any faulty structures that can often be unsafe.
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.