old bricks repointing services in St. Catharines, ON

STC Masonry in St. Catharines, ON, is a Tuckpointing specialist who provides more than just Tuckpointing services. We are master craftsmen who handle every aspect of your masonry project from start to finish. Each completed masonry project is the result of our commitment to perfecting our skills and continuous dedication to our craft. We take great pride in restoring and preserving the natural beauty of masonry.

Tuckpointing or masonry pointing and repointing service:

  • Tuckpointing: This is a method of creating the appearance of very fine joints in the brickwork by using two contrasting colors of mortar, one of which matches the bricks themselves.
  • Pointing: the process of correcting defects or finish off joints in newly laid masonry.
  • Re-pointing: the application of wet mortar to cut or raked joints in order to repair weathered joints in old masonry.

 Tuckpointing is a precise, time-consuming, and labor-intensive process that involves the removal and replacement of crumbling and missing mortar between stones, blocks, and bricks. This prevents further deterioration from moisture penetrating the failing joints and compromising the entire structure.

Tuckpointing may appear to be a simple task, but it necessitates a high level of skill on the part of the tuckpointers involved. The costs of tuckpointing and repointing are relatively insignificant in comparison to the benefits that can be achieved. In particular, the increase in property value and subsequent resale factors, the improved image of the property, and the reduction in risk of potentially costly structural defects. If not maintained, aging and damaged mortar joints can cause a weatherproofing problem and, in severe cases, a structural problem.

Tuckpointing mortar joints that are exposed to the elements should be done every 25 years or so. It’s not something you do every day, but it’s important enough to entrust to experts. Only a professional tuckpointer can repair weakened structures and restore the original beauty of your brick or stonework. 

If you have a brick fireplace, chimney, wall, house siding, or other brick structure and the mortar between the bricks is patchy, crumbly, or damaged, it’s time to call STC Masonry, your local brick masonry contractor in St. Catharines, ON!

We are a reputable provider of tuckpointing services in St. Catharines, ON.

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