Tuckpointing and Brick Repair Toronto
Tuckpointing is a method used to replace mortar bond that has eroded over time. Mortar is a mixture of lime or cement with a combination of both sand and water. It plays a vital role in construction by acting as a bonding agent between bricks, blocks or stones. Mortar seals any irregular gaps between your masonry units to keep the elements out of your home. Mortar can also be used for decorative purposes, by adding colours or patterns in masonry walls.
Signs Your Brickwork Needs Tuckpointing
However, mortar naturally degrades over time and can make your home both unsightly and unsafe. If gone untreated, this can lead to more severe issues such as water getting in behind bricks and causing the face of the brick to deteriorate or spall. Even worse, water can also get in behind a masonry wall and significantly damage the interior of your home.
This is where tuckpointing can be applied to clean up your brickwork and help protect it from outside elements. To find out whether your masonry walls require tuckpointing, inspect your property for the following signs:
- Spalling brickwork
- Missing mortar
- Cracked or broken bricks
If any of these signs apply to your brickwork, it is a good idea to contact a professional who can inspect and carry out the necessary repairs or tuckpointing. Acting now could save you plenty of time and money in the long term.
Tuckpointing & Brick Repair for Your Toronto Home
If you are looking for tuckpointing or stone and brick repair in Toronto, Straight Up Masonry is here to help! Having serviced the Toronto, Scarborough and York area for many years, we are licensed professionals with a mission to give your home a welcome facelift.