Tuck Pointing and Repointing Services in Halifax Nova Scotia
You must not confuse tuckpointing and repointing for being the same thing. They are not. In fact, they are totally different. Tuckpointing is the usage of two different color mortar when doing the filling and one color is to match the bricks so it doesn’t seem bad in appearance and the other is to point out the mortar filling. Repointing is the process of fixing or repairing the crumbled or cracked brickworks by filling them with mortars.
Removing existing mortar
During the passage of time, the old mortar between the bricks will start to come off and is going to need replacement. The process of replacing the old mortar is called repointing. It is a process that most people think of it as a do it yourself, but in fact it takes mastery and expertise in the masonry profession to be able to do so. You can always call our company and find out more about this service. We have our professionals who are experts in such things and can do an aesthetic repointing for your brick wall.
Mix and Match
This is what tuckpointing is about. The process is somewhat the same as the repointing and they are both used for aesthetic purposes. But however there is one difference in them. When tuckpointing, the old mortar is first removed and then you should choose the right color for the new mortar that can match with the color of bricks. Then you add on the side the other color mortar for the filling. When mixing you have to make sure that you reach the color that matches that of the bricks. Most of the people that try to do the tuckpointing by themselves, fail to do so due to the fact that they are not professionals.
The fillings are done for aesthetic purposes only. The brick walls that have no fillings tend to look less attractive than the ones that do. When filling you have to make sure that the bricks are covered in a protective agent to not get mortar stains on them. This is the reason number one why you should be hiring a professional to do the filling job instead of deciding to do it yourself. Our professionals have been doing this for years. You can call the phone number of the company to hire one of our experts right now.
Like I have mentioned earlier, with the passage of time, the old mortar fillings start to come off and that is the point that your wall starts to look old and unaesthetic. In case you need a professional to do the renewing of the fillings in your brick wall or brickwork, don’t hesitate to call us up and we will send someone at your address to do this job just fine. Instead of trying to do everything yourself, where you might be missing tools and experience, we can do it all for you within a day.