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Masonry, Tuckpointing and Roofing in Waterloo, IA and Surrounding Areas

Detail-Oriented Masonry Repair via Tuckpointing
In sunny and warm climates brick and stone are ideal home building materials. Over time, masonry repair will be necessary due to constant abuse from Mother Nature. Masonry joints can crumble appearing first as an ugly crack that can morph into a serious disaster. However, this prevented with tuckpointing from Restoration Services in Waterloo, IA.
How Is Tuckpointing Done
Failure to maintain and repair mortar joints results in structural weaknesses that will eventually lead to a collapse and allow water to seep in through the cracks. This can cause a serious amount of hidden damage, such as mold, mildew, and rotting wood. Moisture can also cause the ceiling to become stained. The general principle behind tuckpointing is that damaged mortar is removed and replaced with fresh mortar.
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Tuckpointing Process:
  • Grinding out the old mortar and making sure the new grooves are at a uniform depth.
  • Replacing the mortar in the new grooves
  • Cutting thin strips in the center of the mortar to form grooves
  • Filling in the new grooves with a matching mortar to the outside of the building.
  • Matching the Original Mortar on the outside of the Structure
Benefits of Tuckpointing:
  • Corrosion of the Mortar Joints Is Stopped
  • Structural Stability Is Restored
  • Tuckpointing prevents water damage
  • Prevents Tearing down & Reconstructing the Home
  • When the Masonry is in Top Condition, your Home Value is Improved
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