How Does Tuckpointing Work?
If you own a brick home or building, you’ve probably heard the word “tuckpointing” at least once. Maybe your home inspector recommended it, or a neighbor mentioned getting it done recently. You know tuckpointing is a way to preserve and protect your brick, but how does it work?
When you call Approved Home Improvements for tuckpointing in St. Louis, we replace old mortar and bricks from your home or commercial building. Our goal is to make your brick walls and chimneys look like they did the day your property was built. And unlike other masonry contractors, we don’t just perform aesthetic repairs. Our team also seals your brick to protect it from unpredictable St. Louis weather.
I highly recommend Approved Home Improvements for any tuckpointing or brick sealing work. I had a chimney and wall that were in bad shape. They were prompt with the repairs and did high quality work. They let me know what was scheduled and kept to that schedule. The crew was very professional. The chimney and wall look better than new. If I ever need other work done, I will definitely call Approved Home Improvements.
– Karen, St. Louis, MO
The Approved Process for Tuckpointing Services
Tuckpointing can be a dangerous job. To keep you and our crew safe when providing tuckpointing in St. Louis, we follow these steps:
1. Tuckpointing Assessment
Whether you need tuckpointing for your residential or commercial property, our process always begins with an evaluation. We look for damaged mortar and crumbling bricks to determine the type of repairs needed. For properties with extensive brick damage, we recommend a full repointing and tuckpointing job, which requires removing, replacing, and sealing damaged brick and mortar joints.
2. Safety Preparation
Safety is our top priority during tuckpointing projects. We start every project by scaffolding the worksite. Then, every crew member puts on a safety harness. Our safety measures prevent falls and other injuries, which means you don’t have to worry about increased liability when you choose Approved for tuckpointing in St. Louis.
3. Brick and Mortar Removal
Old mortar often contains silica dust, which can cause fatal lung problems when inhaled. To reduce our exposure and protect our clients, we use the latest grinding technology and self-cleaning vacuums to collect dust during the removal process.
4. Masonry Restoration
Once we remove all the crumbling mortar and cracked bricks, our team gets to work restoring your property. We carefully choose new bricks and mortar to match your existing brickwork. Your new brick structures should look original to the building at the end of our tuckpointing and repointing project.
5. Brick and Mortar Sealing
A professional tuckpointing job can last decades, but only if your tuckpointing contractor preserves their work. Approved seals your new brickwork to shield it from water damage and weather changes.
6. Tuckpointing Warranty Period
We want our clients to be 100% satisfied with our work. That’s why we offer a one-year warranty for tuckpointing in St. Louis, whether it’s a minor chimney repair or a full brick facelift.