TUCKPOINTING

Tuck pointing professionals in Melbourne, VIC

The use of tuckpointing can be traced back to the late 18th century in England. During that time, rubbed brick homes were very popular but very expensive as well. In order to imitate the look, homeowners looked into a cheaper alternative, and they had achieved it with the use of tuckpointing. 

Today, however, tuckpointing is no longer used solely for this purpose but it still has something to do with improving the aesthetics of the brickwork. In addition to aesthetics, it also helps extend the life of the brickwork of a home or a historical property.

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How does it work?

Assessment is very important and must be done by the professionals before tuckpointing is carried out. The following are the essential areas that must be taken into consideration in order to determine the scope of work required: 

  • Should repair be done to all mortar joints or just the damaged parts? 
  • What is the real condition of the mortar joint? 
  • How old is the structure? 
  • Does the structure require cleaning?
  • What is the type of mortar that requires repair – is it a recent or a historical construction? 

The next thing that the pros will work on is the mixing. In the past, brick pointers mixed unknown components to the mortar in order to achieve unique colours and textures. Today, brick pointers mix mortar with Portland cement when applying it over older mortars in order to prevent spalling. 

The application must be done at an ideal temperature and weather conditions. Otherwise, it won’t serve its purpose. Using the right tools is also very important in order to perform the task easily and with accuracy. The mortar mix must bond perfectly with the existing joint surface. 

With the right method, tools, skills, and materials, tuckpointing will provide a seamless finish. This is why it is highly recommended to entrust this job to the pros

Why does your building need tuckpointing?

Ideally, tuckpointing is needed to be done especially to historical brick buildings. These structures were usually made with unique yet less advanced materials, making it very susceptible to damages. It is a must, however, to keep its original aesthetics and maintain its historical integrity. 

Today, more and more homes and commercial properties integrate brickworks into their building designs. Stone and brick masonry can last even up to 100 years. They are tested and proven to stand the test of time. However, this does not mean they no longer need maintenance for a lifetime. 

Just like the other building materials, it will eventually wear. After 20 or 30 years, the mortar joints may start to show signs of damages, and this requires immediate solution in order to extend the life of the masonry structure.  Signs like hairline cracks in the mortar, 6mm of mortar erosion, crumbling, and cracks and gaps between the mortar and the bricks are enough reasons to call for professionals like Tuckpointing Melbourne.

Aside from the aesthetic benefits of professional tuckpointing, it also gives the following:

  • Increases the value of the property.
  • Restored value and integrity of the historical property
  • Reduced risk of building collapse and possible total rebuild of the entire masonry work
  • Heightened protection against moisture build-up
  • Enhanced stability and structure reinforcement

Leave It to the Experts

Time and again, building experts recommend that tuckpointing be entrusted to the professionals. This is not a DIY job unless you have the skills, experience, and the right tools to perform the task. When you need it, call us up at Tuckpointing Melbourne.

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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