Tuck Pointing and Chimney Mortar Repair
Tuck pointing is a masonry repair used for your chimney joints. It involves removing some of the existing mortar from between the bricks, stone or blocks, down to a depth of about half an inch, more if needed. Your Chimney Sweeps of America technician will then replace it with new mortar.
Tuck Pointing is not considered to be a structural repair. While many contractors will try to sell it as a structural repair, you can rest assured that it’s purely aesthetic. Some will argue that it does help the overall structure and in some cases of extreme mortar deterioration, this could be true. However, because tuck pointing does not replace all existing mortar, it’s not technically considered structural.
To make the necessary masonry repairs, Chimney Sweeps of America will remove the defective bricks to prevent water damage from spreading to the healthy and sound brick remaining. We’ll then replace the removed brick for a seamless finish.