What Is Tuckpointing?

Tuckpointing…have you heard of it? If not, you may be wondering what it is and whether or not your brick structure may need it.

Top 6 Tuckpoint Facts To Know

Top Tuckpointing Facts

Tuckpointing: what is it and how do I know if I need it? You probably have a lot of questions when it comes to tuckpointing and how it affects your brick structure. Don’t worry! The professionals at Cummins Restorations are here to give you the 411 on everything you need to know about this mortar […]

Can Damaged Bricks Be Repaired?

Repair Damaged Brick

In this article we will take a closer look at what causes bricks to crack, if and how damaged bricks can be repaired, and tips for maintaining your brick structure.

4 Most Common Chimney Repairs Needed in Your Home

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As the summer draws to an end homeowners need to consider chimney repair. Why? You want to feel confident when you use your fireplace and chimney this winter. Avoid wasting money on energy costs and save yourself the problem of a fire hazard by taking care of issues like spalling brick repair, chimney sweeping, and […]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Have a Leaky Chimney

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Whether summer or winter, a leaky chimney can be a serious problem. Why does your chimney leak? Do you need professional masonry repair? Our experts put together a list of the top five reasons your chimney leaks. 1. Chimney Does Not have a Chimney Cap You need a chimney cap to prevent moisture, precipitation, debris, […]

6 Ways to Repair Damaged Brick

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Do you need to repair your home’s masonry? How can you tell if you need cracked brick repair? What signs should you be looking for? Many masonry issues result from natural settlement. The soil around your home loses strength over time. The building foundation alignment depends on the pressure of the earth around it. When […]

4 Reasons Why Chimneys Leak

A chimney leak causes immeasurable damage to your home. Between the chimney repair cost and possible damage to your home, identifying the causes of your chimney leak can save you thousands of dollars. What are some of the top causes of chimney leaks? Precipitation This might seem simple, but rain will cause considerable headaches if […]

What is a Spalled Brick?

Have you noticed falling or missing bricks from your chimney? This can be an issue called spalling. Spalling happens often to masonry chimneys, retaining walls, and more. Small cracks lead to bigger cracks, leading to significant deterioration that requires professional masonry work. What Causes Spalling Moisture penetrates the brickwork. Depending on your climate and the […]