We are Magic Stone Masonry and Tuckpoint specialists We are more than just a Tuckpointing service. We are master craftsmen who perform every aspect of your masonry project from initial consultation to completion. Each finished masonry project is the end result of years of experience perfecting our skills and continuous dedication to our craft. We take great pride on our ability to restore and preserve the natural beauty of masonry.
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Tuckpointing or masonry pointing & repointing service:
Tuckpointing is a precise, time consuming and labour intensive process that involves removing and replacing crumbling & missing mortar between stones, blocks and bricks. This prevents further deterioration due to moisture penetrating the failing joints and compromising the whole structure.
Tuckpointing may seem a straightforward task but it is one that demands a high level of skill on the part of the professional tuckpointers involved. The costs of works associated with tuckpointing and repointing are relatively insignificant in relation to the benefits that can be achieved. In particular, the increase in value of the property and the subsequent resale factors, but also the enhanced image of the property and the reduction in risk of potential costly structural defects. If not maintained, aging and damaged mortar joints can become a weatherproofing problem and even a structural problem in severe cases.
In general, mortar joints that are exposed to the weather typically need to be tuckpointed every 25 years or so. It's not something you do often, yet it's essential and a big enough job to put in the hands of experts. Only a professional tuckpointer can repair weakened structures and restore your brick or stonework to its original beauty.
The process of repairing a mortar joint is called tuckpointing. This term is derived because you are tucking mortar into the damaged mortar joint with the point of a trowel called a "pointing trowel"
A length of steel or iron bent at a right angle along its long dimension, used as a support or structural framework. More times than not, when brick mortar joints begin to crack it is due to rusting angle irons which need to be replaced and the mortar repaired. Lintel is the original term used for angle irons.
Masonry is the building of structures from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar, and the term "masonry" can also refer to the units themselves. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone such as marble, granite, travertine, limestone; concrete block, glass block, and tile. Masonry is generally a highly durable form of construction.
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