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Tuckpointing: Pointing, Repointing and the Art Of Masonry:

The term tuckpointing is actually the modern, U.S. accepted term for the process of both removing deteriorating mortar joints and the application of new mortar (approximating the color) applied between the spaces between bricks, stones or other building materials. Some masons or contractors still refer to tuckpointing as pointing or repointing. Pointing is strictly defined as the process of placing mortar into joints to fill or correct visible defects in the joints of newly peformed masonry. Repointing is considered the replacement of defective mortar joints by cutting or raking into the joints.
No matter the definitions or nuances of this terminology, rest assured that St Louis Tuckpointing knows how to properly perform this labor-intensive, potentially hazardous and important contracting task.

Why You Should Choose Saint Louis Tuckpointing:

Tuckpointing is not for amateurs or unskilled contractors. Our professional masons have studied this ancient building art and have the proper training, certifications, scaffolding, tools and insurance. Tuckpointing and masonry are serious construction tasks that if not performed properly, can adversely effect your structure’s soundness and appearance. Don’t cut corners or spend the same money twice in replacing or repairing improperly performed tuckpointing; call us first. We are ready to handle your next tuck pointing, construction, chimney repair, bricklaying or chimney cap or flue project. We have a sterling reputation with the BBB, Angie’s List and with the thousands of customers we’ve served in our 10+ years of providing professional masonry to homes and businesses throughout Missouri.

Some Interesting Facts About Tuckpointing & Masonry:

  • Tuckpointing is hundreds of years old and was perfected in England in the 1800’s.
  • Bricks can last 100 years or more.
  • Mortar typically lasts 25-30 years.
  • Water is one of the most destructive elements to your home’s structure. Water entry through cracked or deteriorating joints is the most common cause of damage.
  • Tuckpointing mortar used to include additives such as horse hair and crushed oyster shells.

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