Tuckpointing DuPont Circle
You’ve come to the right masonry company in DC! A1 Masonry is the leading tuckpointing company serving DuPont Circle and Washington DC. Since 1985, we have been providing homeowners with tuckpointing, stone repair, and more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Tuckpointing is a tedious technique that has been used for centuries to repair and restore brick or stone masonry. Tuckpointing involves the removal of mortar from the joints to a depth of 3/8 inch, then replacing the removed material with new mortar. This must be done in such a way that the joints are not enlarged beyond their original width.
A thorough cleaning of the existing masonry is essential to ensure proper bonding between old and new materials. Raking out or grinding out will be used to clean mortared joints, depending on the age and condition of the masonry. For example, older historical buildings with soft mortar will require raking out, while harder mortars may need grinding.
In order for tuckpointing to stand out as a decorative feature, it is important that the new mortar match the color and texture of the original mortar as closely as possible. If a strong contrast is desired, another method – called pointing – may be used instead of tuckpointing.
The process of Tuckpointing
Tuckpointing, or pointing, is the process of repairing mortar joints in masonry construction. Masonry construction involves brick and stone structures, including chimneys and retaining walls. Here are some of the benefits of tuckpointing:
Repair damage to your home. Tuckpointing repairs damage from severe weather and other natural occurrences.
Increase curb appeal. Tuckpointing enhances the appearance of your property by restoring a vibrant look to your aging or damaged bricks and masonry work.
Prevent costly repairs in the future. Restoring and maintaining the integrity of your masonry structure will help prevent future problems that can be even more costly to repair.
Tuckpointing Contractors in DuPont Circle
When you call us for an estimate, we’ll take you seriously. We’ll come out to see the job as soon as we can. If you decide to go with us, we’ll move quickly. If you can’t be at the job site, don’t worry: A1 Masonry has never failed to complete a project on time and within budget.
We believe in doing the best work possible within the limits of your budget. We never cut corners on materials or craftsmanship; all our jobs are done right the first time. Our brickwork is solid; our mortar joints are straight and true; our caulk is applied smoothly and neatly; and when we’re finished, all debris will be cleaned up and hauled away.
A1 Masonry’s experienced team of contractors in DuPont Circle have worked at some of Washington’s most prestigious historical sites. Call us today!
Our Tuckpointing Services Include
We are dedicated to provide excellent service and will do whatever it takes to ensure that you are happy with the finished project!