Tuckpointing & Repointing

Tuckpointing & Repointing

Tuckpointing & Repointing Services In Washington and Oregon
Mortar that has decayed or broken down exposes the brick in the masonry to develop cracks and wide gaps. These can cause significant leaks and water damage problems and reduce the lasting of masonry construction. However, if the mortar can be maintained through repointing or tuckpointing, the bricks in the masonry can last for quite long. The process of removing and replacing damaged mortar joints on brickwork is known as repointing. Tuckpointing is similar, but it isn’t always done for damage control. An important distinction to make is that tuckpointing, by definition, is a technique that uses two different colours of mortar to change the appearance of mortar joints. Due to our wet conditions and rainy climate, tuckpointing is critical for maintaining strong brickwork in Washington and Oregon. We can safely cut out, repair, and repoint all types of deteriorating masonry, restoring it to its former glory. Please contact us for a free estimate.

Chimney Tuck Pointing
A fireplace is a beautiful addition to the appearance of the house. But the chimney is out of sight and thus often out of mind. Many property owners are often unaware that the masonry on their chimney will need to be repaired at some point. Weather conditions can be severe, causing mortar joints between masonry to deteriorate. Excess moisture can enter the chimney system and cause additional problems as the mortar deteriorates. If the chimney is not repaired, it may eventually begin to lean or collapse. Our chimney professionals at Green & Martinez Masonry will answer all questions about your chimney and repair them if required.

Why Demolish Historical Walls When They Can Simply Be Tuck Pointed
Masonry is often considered permanent but that is also subject to deterioration, especially the mortar joints. Tuckpointing is the process of removing deteriorated mortar joints from a crumbling masonry wall and replacing it with new mortar to maintain its physical integrity. Often it is seen that the beautiful architecture and older homes are completely resurfaced due to spalling bricks and chipped mortar when those can simply be tuck pointed to restore them to their original splendor. Our state-of-the-art and latest techniques at Green & Martinez Masonry allow you to retain the architecture without having to completely replace the bricks. The process is done by applying a layer of raised mortar joint or a lime putty over the flush mortar joints. By doing so, our expert and trained masons add strength, durability, water protection, beauty, and also insulation to the property.

The masons at Green & Martinez Masonry are talented craftsman and works closely with owners, contractors, and also architects to accomplish the desired results with their sheer talent and creativity. Now you can save gorgeous-looking buildings and homes with the process of tuckpointing in Washington and Oregon. Contact us today for high-quality masonry work.

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