Tuckpointing

tuckpointing-150x150In cases where homes have some extreme foundation damage including cracked foundation walls, The Foundation Doctor also does tuckpoint work to the masonry to fix any prior damage and prevent future damage. Tuckpointing is the process of sealing individual bricks and rows of bricks together using mortar and a set of specialized tools. Tuckpointing is important for several reasons including the overall value of the home. Foundations can be made of stone or block and exterior and interior walls made of brick. When these walls start to move due to the foundation sinking or bowing walls, the weakest point in the walls is the mortar between the blocks or bricks. Typically, cracks will always follow the mortar lines and when repairs are needed, tuckpointing work is always necessary.

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