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The mortar between the bricks can crack and wear away over time. This is a very common problem and a solution that MCP technicians employ on a daily basis.
- The first step in a proper tuck-pointing job is to grind the old and worn mortar out of the joints. The joints are then thoroughly rinsed.
- New mortar is then “tuck-pointed” into the newly opened joints.
- The masonry will then strike the joints to seal and to give the joints a clean and detailed finish.
- The final step is a thorough brushing to clean up the excess and the tuck-pointing job is complete and ready to provide many years of sound structure and beauty
Rebuild & Repointing
Often times the top several courses of a chimney may have loose/spalling bricks or crumbling mortar joints. This is much more common than many people realize due to the harsh weather conditions that masonry chimneys must endure above the roofline. Harsh winters combined with hot fires inside the flue and freezing driving rain can be quite unforgiving to a brick or stone chimney. If there is just some minor damage sometimes tuck pointing and some spot cuts are the solution but when more serious degradation has taken place the chimney may have to be rebuilt, often times just from the roofline up.
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