Masonry Restoration and Tuckpointing Contractor
Does your building need tuckpointing or any other masonry restoration services? Are you searching for a professional tuckpointing contractor or an honest and reliable masonry restoration company near you?
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BRUNO CONSTRUCTION Tuckpointing & Masonry Specialists work throughout the Chicagoland area for Commercial and Residential Projects.
Pointing, re-pointing, tuck-pointing or tuckpointing? It can be spelled and called different ways, but in todays world most people refer to it as simply tuckpointing. It can be called and spelled differently, but most people refer to it as tuckpointing and want the mortar between their bricks that may be cracked, or have holes, to be re-filled with mortar. Tuckpointing is the process of refilling the joints between the brick, block, or stones that make up a structure. Over time the mortar between the masonry units may simply wash away do to the weather. The mortar joints may also crack due to the movement or settling of a building or structure causing areas where water and insects may enter. Tuckpointing is a very important part in the proper maintenance of a building. The more mortar you can place into a joint the better and longer it will last. This is why prior to tuckpointing we always recommend to have the joints ground out to a certain depth, usually 3/4" deep. During the grinding of the masonry joints a lot of dust is produced, but not to worry, we always use special vacuums connected to our grinders that collect almost all the dust in order to prevent as much of a nuisance for you and your neighbors as possible.
Grinding and tuckpointing your building gives you many benefits, including making the structure water tight, safe and even improves the look of the building. There are many different colors the joints may be. The colors range from, white to gray and yellow to red, and everything in between. We can always give you our recommendation as to what color to chose, but the final decision is always the clients.
Not everyone knows what tuckpointing is or even why it is needed. That is okay, you don't have to know exactly what it is. That is why we can help and explain it to you so you understand. We will take the time to explain all this to you and why it is important for the building and for your pockets to keep up with tuckpointing during the estimate. Tuckpointing is basically a preventative repair to help keep your brick and masonry walls in structurally sound and water tight conditions. Our tuck pointers and masons are highly experienced in performing masonry repairs with all types of brick, from face-brick to Chicago common brick. Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. Offers a wide variety of services from simple tuckpointing to brick rebuilding, chimney and parapet wall repairs, lintel and shelf angle replacement caulking, sandblasting and more. Please visit our services page to find out more or give us a call.
Bruno Construction Tuckpointing & Masonry Specialists try our best to match the color of your existing tuckpointing mortar so that it is not noticeable that any work was actually done on your building whether it is commercial or residential like this office building in Carol Stream, IL.
Bruno Construction can grind and tuck point your single family home. Tuckpointing will help keep the moisture out and your interior walls dry.
Bruno Construction can provide grinding and tuckpointing services on apartment buildings and condominium buildings. We can work with your management company directly.
BRUNO CONSTRUCTION Tuckpointing & Masonry Specialists can easily take care of your tuckpointing and masonry needs on your high rise. We work with many management companies that deal with or own high rise building. Commercial or Residential. We do both!
Tuckpointing: increasing the life of your building.
Regardless of the type of building, as it gets older, it will go through many changes. Most of these changes are inevitable as the very chemical makeup of mortar and brick undergoes changes as they age. Brick masonry, although one of the most beautiful and durable building styles, does fall prey to the ravages of time. That is why the practice of tuckpointing is so valuable. In a high-rise building, the very weight of a wall will exert a downward force that will crack the mortar and brick. Masonry has to be maintained and brick restoration is a valuable thing for any property owner. When you have someone do tuckpointing before a problem gets out of hand, you will avoid drastic problems and expensive repairs in the future.
The changes in brick walls are usually related to weather exposure. These changes in brick masonry can be both chemical and physical. The moisture in the air will react with the components of both the brick and the mortar. Granted, it will take a relatively long time for this to happen. But buildings do tend to age at a much slower rate than people or pets. Tuckpointing, however, will extend the life of a brick wall and deal with problems when they are a simple matter. The theory behind tuckpointing is very simple. You're going to fill in the cracks in a brick wall with either fresh mortar, clay, or putty. Technically, the mason will cut away around a ¾ of an inch of mortar and then push in the fresh mortar into the crack.
Brick masonry over 200 years old shows evidence of tuckpointing. What began as a stylistic element quickly grew into one of the more important things that you have to do in order to maintain brick masonry. In those days, it was a necessity because they could not guarantee uniformity between bricks. Tuckpointing allowed the mason to even up the look and make a brick wall with a smooth finish. Safety began to become a factor as these walls aged and younger masons were asked to repair the older walls. It is one reason why building inspections should be the cornerstone of buildings when you are dealing with brick masonry. When cracks and crazing are discovered when small, the process of repair is very simple and very easy to do and is very cost effective.
When you contract with Bruno Construction, you can deal with professionals who understand the differences between the high quality bricks and know a way to get the most out of your brick wall. Tuckpointing is just one of the many tools that we have in our arsenal. From brick restoration, where the choice of a brick with the right combination of shale and clay is important, to the shape and color you desire, the professionals at Bruno Construction will be more than happy to take on your construction project. Our masons are skilled in a procedure that will not only make your building look better, but it will increase the look and the safety of your investment. That is one of the advantages you have when you deal with a company with the reputation and the experience of Bruno Construction. Need Tuckpointing..., call us!
Tuckpointing, tuck-pointing, pointing and re-pointing are the same things in todays world. Most people refer to tuckpointing as the repair of the mortar between masonry units although that process in particular is called re-pointing. Today most people refer to it as tuckpointing and when asked for tuckpointing we understand what our clients mean by that. Tuckpointing is much cheaper to do then rebuilding a brick, block or stone wall. If you wait too long to complete the tuckpointing process the open joints may weaken the structure and rebuilding will be needed.
Open joints also allow moisture and insects into the building, which further deteriorate the mortar and wall and can lead to an unsafe condition. Simply put tuckpointing is basic maintenance on a masonry structure.
Give us a call and we will give you our professional opinion as to what needs to happen in order for the building to be structurally sound and watertight.
Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. is a licensed mason contractor. We are licensed to take care of all your tuckpointing & masonry restoration needs the right way!
Caulking can be just as important as tuckpointing. It helps seal the building. Bruno Construction offers caulking services on residential and commercial buildings.
Bruno Construction Masonry, Inc. is a Chicago based, Family Owned, Contractor serving the surrounding Suburbs with Tuckpointing and Masonry Services.
Bruno Construction has been a Tuckpointing Chicago Contractor Since 1984.