Tuckpointing Melbourne

Your tuck pointing, repointing & brick restoration experts in Melbourne, VIC

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If your commercial or residential property has masonry work that requires maintenance or repair, you are going to need tuckpointing. This is the best method to revive and restore the aesthetics of the property, giving it a new life and extending it further. 

Tuckpointing, however, is one such task that must only be done by the experts. Both tuckpointing and repointing require a high level of skills and the right equipment to get the job done. These are labour-intensive jobs, and unless you have experience, knowledge, skills, and equipment, you better leave it to the professionals.

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Tuckpointing Melbourne is the Place to Go

At Tuckpointing Melbourne, we’ve got you covered. We save historical buildings and homes with brick installations with the use of both traditional and modern techniques plus our team’s exceptional workmanship. With our years in the business, we have helped countless home and business owners in Melbourne and regional Victoria also. We are proud to say that we have never failed to deliver excellent results, ever

Tuckpointing Melbourne offers the following services:

  • Tuckpointing
  • Repointing
  • Brick Repairs
  • Brick Cleaning
  • Brick Colouring
  • Crack Repairs

Generally, brick installations whether in walls or chimneys can last for up to a hundred years. The weakest part of the installation that usually needs saving is the mortar. Depending on the degree and level of exposure to water, moisture, weather changes, and other outdoor elements, mortar could last for at least 25 years. 

When the mortar joints start to deteriorate, it is a must to have it restored or repaired right away. This is where our services come into play. Tuckpointing is the most cost-effective method to save the damaged part. Leaving it unrepaired could wreak havoc – don’t wait until the chimneys and the bricks collapse in on you. Call us up at Tuckpointing Melbourne immediately.

When to Call Us

The brick walls may still look good from afar even after 20 or 30 years, but take a closer look. Call the experts right away when you see these signs:

  • Mortar erosion of 6mm or more. 
  • Crumbling mortar
  • Visible hairline cracks
  • Gaps between the mortar and the bricks

These signs may not seem to be very alarming as they are, but the truth is that it is already on its way to becoming a serious problem. With continuous exposure to water and moisture, the deterioration will come much faster. Don’t ignore these signs as it could cost you a fortune later on when the option left is to rebuild the entire structure and tuckpointing or repointing may no longer solve the problem.

Our Services

Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing, often used interchangeably with repointing or brick pointing, is an old yet unique technique used to fill up the gaps between the bricks and the mortar, ensuring that colour of the brick and the mortar seamlessly matches. 

Aside from improving the aesthetics of the brick and mortar on masonry walls and chimneys, it also protects the entire structure by preventing water, ice, and other elements from getting into the masonry work causing it to deteriorate. 

At Tuckpointing Melbourne, we use nothing but high-quality and extremely clean materials combined with our passion for work and skilful hands. From assessment of the masonry’s condition to wall preparation and tuckpointing, our team makes sure that we follow proper tuckpointing techniques, use the right equipment, and adhere to the safety standards. 

Repointing

Repointing is an essential method in restoring the aesthetics of your property built with bricks or stones. It could also significantly extend the life of the brick works by improving its stability and performance. This process involves the removal of old mortar and then mended in order to look like the existing brickwork.

Repointing may sound like an easy task to DIY. A lot of home and business owners may be tempted to do it on their own believing they can save a lot of money. The truth is that if you don’t have the knowledge, skills, and the equipment, you will most likely end up causing expensive mistakes and spend more.  Leave it to us because we get the job done right the first time, always!

Why Hire Us

For many years serving residential and commercial clients, saving their homes and historical properties in Melbourne and the surrounding areas, we are proud to say that we have done a great job, and we continue to do so. Tuckpointing and repointing are our specialisations, and we keep up to date on our skills and technology to keep up with the ever-changing demands of our clients. 

There are many tuckpointing and repointing service providers in Melbourne, but why choose us? Here are just some of the many reasons:

  • Every member of our team has undergone proper training to do brick restoration. 
  • We offer customised services to fit the unique needs of every client. 
  • We are extremely meticulous in performing every task – mortar cutting, re-layering, brick tying, and brick stitching.
  • We have a great eye for details when matching tones and colours for the brick and mortar to match.
  • No tuckpointing or repointing job is too big or too small for us.
  • We give honest pricing with no hidden charges and surprise fees.
  • We adhere to building laws and regulations and observe safety protocols.
  • We take time to talk to our clients, listen to their ideas and concerns.
  • We always provide the most cost-effective solutions.

Allow us to help you save your precious brick or stone structures. Tuckpointing Melbourne is the name you can trust. Get in touch with us today and ask for a free quote. 

Frequently Asked

Tuckpointing is a traditional method of filling in mortar to the joints of a brick work. It uses two mortar colours – one has the same colour as the brick so it will blend in and look seamless; the other is of different colour that is used for the mortar joints. This technique has been used since the late 18th century in England basically to boost the aesthetics of the brickwork and make it look like a high-end rubbed brick. 

Generally, tuckpointing is needed every 25 to 30 years. However, there are cases when you need to have it done frequently such as those structures built in areas that often expose them to harsh weather conditions and other outdoor elements.

It is important to understand that there is an ideal temperature to do tuckpointing in order to maximise results. This is between 40 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and within 24 to 72 hours. It must not be done when there is rain, or if ever there is, then tuckpointing must be performed several hours after it subsides. 

Tuckpointing is unquestionably a labour-intensive job. Using the wrong application method or inappropriate materials, improper mixing of mortar or even poor choice of colour could mess up the beautiful brickwork. This task requires meticulous eyes and skilful hands. If you want your property’s brickwork to last longer, it is best that you entrust this job to the professional brick pointers. They will make sure that the results are not just superficial – stability and durability guaranteed!

The answer depends on how the tuckpointing was done. When done properly and accurately, or when installed by professionals, it will usually last up to 30 years. Other factors that affect the longevity of tuckpointing include the materials used, the type of mixture, and depth.

Tuckpointing and repointing are often used interchangeably, but they are not actually the same. There is a slight difference between the two.

Tuck pointing is the method of removing and replacing the old mortar from joints with a new mortar, which colour resembles or complements that of the brick’s colour thereby giving out that seamless appearance.  Meanwhile, repointing is the process where damaged, crumbled, and cracked brickwork joints are repaired or resealed. Nevertheless, both are beneficial to the restoration or maintenance of a home or historical structure’s brickwork.

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Tuckpointing Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

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At Tuckpointing Melbourne, we’ve got you covered. We save historical buildings and homes with brick installations with the use of both traditional and modern techniques plus our team’s exceptional workmanship. Call us today!

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