Tuckpointing is a repair process which stops the destructive process and provides numerous benefits. It is a means of using two contrasting colours of mortar in the mortar joints of brickwork, one colour matching the bricks themselves, to give an artificial impression that very fine joints have been made.
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To Tuckpoint, brick mortar joints are filled with a mortar that is similar in colour to the brick face. The mortar is flushed flat with the brick face and pushed into any imperfections of the brick edge and surface. The Tuck Pointing mix is then applied in a symmetrical form that suits proper brick sizing in a pattern that suits the style of that building or in general the brick bond type that the Architect was or is trying to achieve. Modern homes and buildings where the main fabric of the brick structure is exposed face brick are built in…
Tuckpointing is a brick and mortar repair method of treatment for brick walls for brick homes and or building restorations where the bricks available or laid are substandard in shape, colour and finish. The bricklaying is often as substandard as the actual brick making the overall appearance of the brick wall unsightly. Tuckpointing replaces the cracked mortar providing a highly appealing decorative finish. The brickwork joints are color contrasted providing a spectacular and very attractive and appealing outlook. This can have a significant difference to reselling your home or its overall aesthetic appeal. Tuck Pointing was developed to make poor…
Windsor Station was in poor condition, having been left with very little maintenance over the last 50 years. The Hawthorn bricks were still in reasonable condition but the mortar had been severely washed out in some places, leaving the Tuck Pointing virtually non existent. Firstly the atmospheric (train engine) grime, paint spots and `patch` repointing repair work from the brick face was painstakingly cleaned and removed. Next all of the mortar joints were raked/cut back. Finally, the joints were re filled with the appropriately colored base mortar (multiple) and Tuck Pointing was applied. The restoration took around 6 months to…