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What Is Tuck Pointing?

tuck pointing chimney masonry restoration

Tuck pointing refers to a special repair process that can be used on chimneys, saving them from water damage and harsh weather conditions. This repair method is basically used for mortar joints.

The bricks on a chimney can last for about 100 years. However, mortar is less time-resistant. Depending on the level of exposure to outside elements, mortar can last for about 25 years.

The masonry restoration technique consists of removing the damaged mortar on a chimney and replacing it with fresh mortar. Tuck pointing prevents water from steeping in through the chimney. Water infiltrations can cause a lot of harm to your home, including wood rotting, mildew or mold. At the same time, it can cause stains on the ceiling or on the wallpaper around the chimney area.

Tuck pointing can help restore the balance and resistance of your chimney. A weak chimney can get deteriorated to the point of leaning or collapsing.

Tuck pointing certainly is more cost-efficient than the actual rebuilding or replacing of an entire chimney. This method can make your chimney structure return to their initial resistance.

Another major reason why tuck pointing is a great idea is that a solid, beautiful chimney can increase the value of your home.