The process of tuckpointing is the restoration of the old mortar joints. The old mortar is removed from the joints and then is replaced with a new mortal. The repairs of mortar joints are a common maintenance task for brick masonry. The mortar holding brick or stone masonry is exposed to harsh weather conditions such a rain. The water will cause mortar deterioration sooner or later.
When this happens, moisture can enter the wall or chimney system and break apart your brick, stone, or cement masonry. The tuckpointing process will ensure that all the gaps between bricks are repaired and sealed to prevent further destruction of your building.
If you see signs of mortar deterioration, do not wait any longer and call an experienced Chicago tuckpointing contractor such as AB Masonry today.