Fireplaces and chimneys are often beautiful pieces that add so much value to the home. Take advantage of our tuckpointing service to keep your fireplaces and chimneys damage free.
Over time, mortar can be significantly damaged due to factors like harsh weather and moisture penetration. Water weakens the mortar joints, which can cause cracks and degradation down the line. Tuckpointing is the often the best route to avoid this damage, as it is a process that halts most damage in its tracks.
Mortar does not share the long lifespan of brick, so it requires repair every so often. Usually, mortar holds up for around twenty-five years. It is at this point that damage begins to occur. If this damage is not repaired, it will only get worse. This is where our tuck pointing service comes in. If you wish to prolong the life of your chimney, fireplace, or other stone structure, you should consider tuck pointing when you notice visible damage to the mortar of your structure. If you do not take action at this point, the mortar joints will likely deteriorate at a steady rate until your structure collapses.
To avoid having to create a completely new structure, tuck pointing scrapes away the damages areas of mortar and replaces it with fresh mortar. Hiring our tuck pointing service will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Tuckpointing entails removing damaged mortar and replacing this with fresh mortar. This process usually follows the same steps for brick structures. First, the old mortar is ground down to a uniform depth. Red mortar is then used to fill the newly routed grooves. The next step is to cut strips through the middle of the red mortar, forming grooves. These grooves are then filled with mortar of the original color.
Tuckpointing is vital in the preservation of structures like chimneys and fireplaces. It is meant to halt the corrosion of mortar joints, which is vital to keeping a structure from crumbling. Tuckpointing allows chimneys to regain the structural stability they begin to lose after that twenty-five-year mark. Without tuck pointing, weak and damaged chimneys usually lean and then collapse. As mortar ages, it becomes more porous and damaging water is more capable of penetration. Water causes damage such as mold, mildew, and even rotting materials. This can stain the ceiling around the chimney, damaging the aesthetics of your home.
Unless you have grown bored of your chimney or fireplace’s appearance, you probably do not want to spend the money a complete teardown and rebuild costs. Tuckpointing re-invigorates your structure at a reasonable cost. A proper tuckpointing job can also raise the value of your home.
Make sure you get the most professional tuckpointing service possible at a reasonable price by calling our contractors here at Omega Masonry. For more information about our services or to make an appointment, call us today!