3 Steps to Repair a Chimney

Chimney Repair

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 […]

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 […]

Homeowner Guide: How Do You Know if You Need Tuckpointing?

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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

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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 […]

Hiring Professionals for Tuckpointing vs. Doing It Yourself

Chimney bricks themselves can easily last over a hundred years, but the mortar that holds the bricks together, a porous concrete mixture, is likely to begin deteriorating every 25 years or so. If this is allowed to happen, the chimney will eventually collapse, causing damage to the home it was attached to and necessitating a […]