Tuck Pointing

Mark Maupin Speaks on Tuck pointing Basics at Real Estate Investor Meeting 

On April 10, 2008, Mark Maupin of Brick Repair LLC (248) 895-7752  a local Michigan masony contractor spoke on Tuck pointing basics at Nation Real Estate Network in Livonia. Mark has 12 years experience in   specialized in masonry restoration, chimney repair, and historic restoration.
Mr. Maupin address tuck pointing basics- Having masonry joints fall apart and deteriorate over time is a common problem in Michigan. Tuck pointing is the removal and replacement of damaged mortar joints. Repairing cracked mortar joints may not be as difficult as one may think. With the purchase of a few tools, anyone can tackle some basic tuck pionting repairs. Most of these tools can be purchased at your local hardware, stores. You will need a masonry trowel, a tuckpointer, either a circular saw or an angle grinder equipped with a diamond blade, and of course mortar (recommend type n redi mix mortar), and a jointing tool.

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Grind back damaged mortar joints
tuckpoint new mortar into joint and tool out joint

To begin with, the homeowner will want to remove the cracked and damaged mortar. To do this you will carefully saw or grind out the damaged mortar. “Take the Time Needed!” A careless slip with the grinder can make for a damaged brick instead of a cleaned out joint. They want to remove the mortar at least an additional 1/2 of an inch deeper than the existing joint depth. Make sure to cover any dust sensitive areas with a tarp. Always wear a respirator, and safety glasses: this is VERY dusty work. The type of brick they are working with and temperature on the day they are working on can affect your repairs strength and longevity. On a warmer day and when working with a softer brick you will want to clean the exposed joints out with water. This has two benefits, 1) it will allow for a slower cure time for your mortar giving you stronger joints. 2) It ensures that the exposed joint has been properly cleaned out which will allow the new mortar to bond with the old mortar.

At Brick Repair LLC we are experts at matching brick and mortar color We offer free estimates for any of the following services: Chimney repair, Chimney construction, Chimney crown repair, chimney cap replacement, Chimney rebuilds, Chimineas Tuckpointing, Natural stone, Limestone replacement, Cultured stone, brick porch repair, Brick porch construction, Brick wall construction, toothing work, pointing and repointing work, grout replacement, and historic restoration. We look forward to the opportunity to help you with and brick, block or stone project.

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Mark Maupin of Brick Repair LLC (248) 895-7752
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