15 July 2022
You will commonly see masonry structures in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. The materials and technology will make your construction strong, durable, fire-resistance, and energy-efficient. However, due to the constant exposure to harsh weather and other elements, masonry damage can occur for several reasons. Here is some basic information about common masonry Chicago problems that we often face:
19 May 2022
First Step: Spotting Trouble by Contacting Brick Restoration Experts If you notice any problem in your masonry, like cracks or deterioration, find a reputable masonry contractor to inspect the problem and provide you with a concrete solution. Make sure to understand the repairs needed and the process before the tuckpointing begins.
21 February 2022
05 November 2021
Suppose you started to notice some wear and tear on the mortar joints between your bricks. There might be cracking in some places, while other places are beginning to crumble. If you think about it, you might not remember when was the last time you had any type of work done on your bricks. So when is the best time to get a tuckpointing or masonry done. Here’s a helpful guide for you that will help you decide whether you need to hire tuckpointing contractors Chicago or no.
17 May 2021
Chimney Repairs: It is imperative to ensure that your chimney is structurally sound and ready for safe use, including your chimney masonry in Chicago. It is common for our masonry contractors in Chicago to provide such services as tuckpointing and masonry repair to seal cracks in the mortar joints and replace failing bricks as needed.
01 February 2021
Storing and Handling Masonry Materials: 1. Cover the materials with tarps while on top of planks. 2. As much as possible, use dry mortar materials shipped in bulk. 3. Dissolve clumped and frozen sand by thawing. 4. Prevent bond reduction on the masonry units by placing them on warm surfaces.
29 July 2020
24 October 2018
The repair process, which replaces damaged mortar joints between bricks is commonly known as tuckpointing. The procedure involves removing any decaying mortar and re-placing it to reseal the joints. Bricks can last up to 100 years, however the mortar between them may need restoration after 20-25 years. What causes mortar deterioration? There are many factors that cause mortar damage. Some of them may be a result of over-painting of brick facades with oil paints. However most damage is caused by weather conditions and external pollution.
20 September 2018
What is tuckpointing? Tuckpointing is the term used to describe the process of removing deteriorated mortar joints. Mortar joints are cut to a uniform depth and then fill in with fresh mortar. Tuckpointing is also referred as pointing and repointing, however, it may also mean to put plastic mortar in masonry walls without removing the original damaged mortar. Not only old joins need to be repaired, new walls also might need to be tuckpointed to repair voids in the mortar joint, or when the joint has not been properly finished.