Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How do I know when my brick or stone building requires pointing / tuckpointing?
The Kansas City area is in one of the worst freeze/thaw cycle zones in the country. During winter, temperatures often fluctuate above and below the freezing point. This allows water to enter problem spots and cracks and re-freeze, causing expansion and breakage problems for our brick and stone structures if they are not maintained.
If there are cracks, missing bricks, and or crumbling masonry/mortar joints, these conditions do require maintenance which includes pointing. Pointing ( tuckpointing ) is the process of replacing the mortar to a correct depth in order to structurally maintain and protect a masonry wall. Re-pointing is a maintenance necessity in masonry walls as mortar is not expected to last as long as the brick which it supports.Mortar Failure

The Problem:
Our KANSAS CITY area Masonry Department,is a progressive division whose management and construction team take pride in excellence and craftsmanship. We are committed t