Brick Re-pointing & Tuckpointing

The average brick can remain in good condition for over 100 years!

Unfortunately, mortar has a much shorter lifespan. Though the stone and brickwork on your property may be holding up beautifully, repairs and maintenance on the mortar around these pieces is a necessity. The mortar or “joints” around your brick, stone, or blocks are designed to last much shorter than the bricks and stones themselves. Repointing is the process of renewing these joints.

Some signs that your property may need repointing or tuckpointing include loose bricks or stones, weathering, or general deterioration of the mortar between masonry units.

Repointing corrects these problems, giving your masonry a fresh look and functional stability. It also improves the masonry’s resistance to water, lowering the risk of damage to your home and property! If your property is in need of repointing, call us today.

Our team is skilled in the art of repointing brick, stone, and blocks; finding and practicing the newest techniques with the highest quality materials. We are so confident in our craftsmen that your work is satisfaction guaranteed!

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Philadelphia, PA 

Work Preformed: Brick Re-pointing  | Date Completed:  May 2020 | Problem: Old lime mix that deteriorated over time. 

Solution – Grind out old joints and repoint mortar joints in a neat and tight manner using type “N” mortar. The joints were struck with worn pointing tools that leave a slight bevel that seals each joint from corner to corner of each brick.

Royersford, PA 

Work Preformed: Brick Re-pointing and Star Bolts | Date Completed:  October 2018 | Problem: Old lime mix that deteriorated over time. 

Solution – Grind out old joints and repoint using a beveled tool creating brick to brick pointing with proper water run off using a type “S” mortar.

Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia PA 

Work Preformed: Brick Pointing | Date Completed:  October 2017 | Problem: Building was exposed to extreme moisture due to being on the waterfront causing mortar deterioration.

Solution – grind out 100% and re-point using a type “N” mortar and a beveled tool leaving a brick to brick joint allowing for proper water runoff.

Eastern Casket Factory, Philadelphia, Pa 

Work Preformed: Brick Pointing and Stucco | Date Completed:  August 2019 | Problem: recessed mortar joints due to age of structure.

Solution – grind out 100% and re-point using a type “N” mortar and a beveled tool leaving a brick to brick joint allowing for proper water runoff.

Philadelphia PA 

Work Preformed: Brick Pointing and Star Bolts | Date Completed:  October 2017 | Problem: Bottom 5’ of home mortar deteriorating due to age.

Solution – re-pointed using a type “N” dyed mortar to match the existing color and used a grapevine jointer to match the existing pointing style.

Morrisville, PA

Work Preformed: Brick Pointing | Date Completed:  December 2017 | Problem: 

Solution –  Repointed using a dyed type “N” mortar to match existing color striking the mortar with a rake out tool to match the recessed style.

Our expert masons are well trained with 20+ years of experience in the masonry restoration industry. We are constantly studying the trade in the hopes of finding and practicing the newest techniques with the highest quality materials. All our employees are OSHA certified with in-house scaffolding training.

In addition to our highly skilled craftsmen being OSHA certified, you can rely on the keen and experienced eye of our owner, who will oversee and ensure your project will meet your expectations.

Give us a call for a prompt, free estimate today! (215)-233-3100

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