New Jersey has a lot of rain and snow, and that takes a toll on the older buildings in the area. Eventually, some of the old mortar in your brick walls is bound to come loose, which can admit water and accelerate the wear and tear. SECI Construction has the tools and the team to patch up those gaps with a relatively simple technique called tuckpointing before things get serious.
SECI Construction starts work with a consultation and inspection of your masonry wall for gaps and areas that require patching. Our experienced inspector looks at the entire structure to make sure it’s a good candidate for tuckpointing, and then you get a free estimate you can count on.
SECI Construction’s Tuckpointing Technique
We use a combination of traditional methods and the latest materials and techniques to repair your aging brick walls. First, using chisels and hammers, we dig out all the old mortar that was coming loose and create a fresh surface to work with. Next, we soak the dried-out mortar to get it ready to bond with a fresh layer of cement. Using our own pre-mixed aggregate, the SECI Construction team then patches the gaps and presses out the air to create a firm seal that can stand up to decades of weathering. Before we leave, we’re careful to scrape away the excess mortar and smooth the surfaces to leave a fresh, clean-looking face on your wall.
Where Can Tuckpointing Be Used?
Tuckpointing can work wherever you have an older brick façade. Most homeowners ask for help with their exterior walls, but we can work on masonry attached to your house, freestanding structures and chimneys. Anywhere you have bricks that could use a touch-up, we can help. Give SECI Construction a call at 855-506-1600855-506-1600 to get started, or just fill out our online contact form to schedule a free inspection and see whether tuckpointing is right for your masonry walls.