Tuckpointing a Chimney

Chimney Tuckpointing - Chicago tuckpointing

When proceeding with chimney tuckpointing, the first step is preparation. During this step, we erect scaffolding, swing stages, and/or ladders as required, the best-suited option is determined on-site. Upon, completion of setup, we cover the worksite with tarps during and protect with tarps as necessary. When tuckpointing cracked, missing, and/or loose mortar joints located during chimney tuckpointing there is a thorough inspection completed.


Chimney Tuckpointing


Chimney Tuckpointing Process

After a detailed visual inspection, all loose and cracked mortar joints are cut or raked as required ¾” deep or to solid bed joint with special power routing tools designed to remove the mortar without unduly damaging the edges of the abutting masonry. The grinding operation is completed with the use of commercial dust control vacuums to ensure minimal cleanup and safer air. During the routing operation, each masonry unit, brick or stone, shall be inspected and tested to find those which may be loose.

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Chimney Tuckpointing Cont.

Any masonry units found loose are reset in a full bed of mortar. After cleaning and flushing with water or compressed air, joints which have been cut out are filled with special tuckpointing mortar, of type N. A new mortar of type N is packed tightly into the joints to match the existing mortar in comprehensive strength, color and joint style as close as possible. All existing mortar joints are lightly dampened before tuckpointing to ensure proper bound of the new mortar. All tuck-pointed masonry will be brushed and cleaned to remove all excess mortar and mortar smears. The new mortar joints are almost impervious to water.

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At Coast to Coast Masonry Group (CTC), we repair, restore, protect, and preserve masonry including brick, stone, or even a chimney crown. Whether it is a necessary chimney rebuild, a broken glass block window, or chimney tuckpointing our expert masons are here to help. We use the latest masonry technology techniques to restore brick and protect your home.

We at CTC Masonry are the complete solution to your masonry needs and making your chimney last longer. We highly value our clients and seek to gain their confidence by offering the highest level of customized chimney tuckpointing services and masonry products at a competitive price.

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