Tuck pointing (also known as re-pointing) is a very common maintenance problem with older masonry homes that requires skilled and experienced craftsmen to repair. Depending on the original material that was used, the lifespan of mortar is about 25 years while the bricks themselves can last well over 100 years. Occasional repair of deteriorated mortar joints is expected due to moisture build-up and the result will greatly reduce further water penetration. If you notice cracked and crumbly mortar, or hairline cracks between the mortar and the bricks, a call to Set In Stone is the first step you need to take. One of our skilled tradesmen will inspect the entire house and chimney to determine how long it will take to make the appropriate repairs. Tuck pointing is a very labor intensive job and if properly taken care of should only need to be worked on once in a while. With Set In Stone you are assured that only those areas that need to be repaired will be attended to.
Not only are highly trained craftsmen needed to make proper tuck pointing repair but specialized tools are required as well. It is definitely not a job to be undertaken by even the handiest homeowner because more harm than good can result. Our work at Set In Stone is warrantied for years and will provide you with the satisfaction you deserve. Similar to most household repair, the sooner the fix is made the less it will cost. A simple phone call to Set In Stone will get the ball rolling to first rate tuck pointing repair.