Arrow Masonry

Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing Before & After

  • Before: Eroded, washed out mortar joints can lead to energy loss and leaks.
    After: Tuckpointing and cleaning the mortar joints gives the masonry wall a clean watertight finish.
  • Before: Separations between brick and mortar allow the ingress of air and water.
    After: Tuckpointing the mortar joints seals the gaps that could lead to energy loss and leaks.
  • Before: Exposed edges on brick provide an unnecessary ledge for water to sit on and eventually penetrate into the wall.
    After: Tuckpointing these edges with a tooled joint can prevent a host of water infiltration problems.
  • Before: Large holes and washed out mortar are typical signs that tuckpointing is needed.
    After: Tuckpointing these mortar joints with a flush joint seals the voids and gives the wall a neat, uniform appearance.
  • Before: These mortar joints had to be ground out until a solid bed joint was apparent.
    After: Arrow customizes its mortar colors and mixes so it blends seamlessly into the original.

Tuckpointing becomes mandatory when mortar joints have cracked, flaked, or disintegrated due to the abrasive effects of the elements. Although the right material and technique are enough to deliver a water-tight job, Arrow Masonry believes appearance is also a top priority. Our skilled crews carefully select the proper mortar mix and tools to compliment your existing mortar color and profile. If the cracks, gaps and voids within the mortar joints are left neglected, water will most certainly find its way into the interior causing leaks, damage to drywall, paint and promote mold growth.

Tuckpointing F.A.Q.s

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