Benefits of Tuckpointing Your Chimney
Having a fireplace and chimney is both a privilege, and a huge responsibility on the homeowner. Lack of proper care and maintenance can not only be expensive to repair, but can also lead to devastating fires. Luckily, there are plenty of actions you can take to preserve the life of your chimney, and keep your […]
3 Steps to Repair a Chimney
Winter is nearly upon us, which makes ensuring your chimney is in proper order should be top on your to do list! If you find your chimney is in need of repair, there are several steps you can take to remedy the situation. Left unchecked, these repairs can accumulate and result in disaster for roof […]
How to Tuckpoint Mortar Joints in Bricks
Although we strongly recommend hiring a professional to complete this precise and labor-intensive repair, it is possible to do it yourself.
Top 6 Tuckpoint Facts To Know
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 […]
Homeowner Guide: How Do You Know if You Need Tuckpointing?
Does your home need professional tuckpointing? Tuckpointing repairs the brick’s damaged mortar joints. Professional masonry restoration contractors will put fresh new mortar after removing any old failing mortar. The process can be extensive. Experienced professionals like our masonry experts at Cummins Restoration take the time and attention to detail needed to maintain the structural integrity […]
Does My Chimney Need Tuckpointing? 5 Signs
Does your chimney need professional repair? You can’t always tell just by looking. Sometimes the chimney has serious problems like damaged mortar joints or a rusted firebox. A damaged chimney can lead to property damage or fire. Letting issues go for a long time can result in structural damage requiring a full replacement. Tuckpointing brick […]
How Often Should Tuckpointing Be Done?
While quality brickwork can last for a very, very long time, many homeowners make the mistake of improperly maintaining their brickwork. In harsh cold climates, there can be significant damage to chimneys, brickwork, retaining walls and more. Tuckpointing cinder block foundation, restoring old brick, and even replacing an entire chimney may be needed to prevent […]
Can Tuckpointing Be Done in Winter?
Is it too cold for tuckpointing? For those of us who live in the harsher cold regions of the world, knowing the right time of year for tuckpointing and repointing is critical. What are the ideal conditions for tuckpointing your home? Let’s talk about it. Ideal Temperatures Before you hire your masonry contractor, consider […]
Why Tuckpointing is the Perfect Solution for Chimney Repair
Your chimney increases your home value and adds beautiful design and aesthetic elegance to your home. Regular upkeep is important. Leaking chimney repair, tuckpointing, and regular cleaning will help you enjoy your chimney for decades to come. What is Tuckpointing? Many homeowners don’t realize how important tuckpointing can be. Need leaking chimney repair? Repair the […]
The Difference Between Tuckpointing and Repointing
Although they refer to 2 different processes the terms tuckpointing and repointing are often used interchangeably. This perhaps because they both involve replacing mortar in brickwork. However the 2 processes use different approaches; one largely utilitarian the other utilitarian but with an aim that is more overtly cosmetic. Below we’ll take a closer look at […]