Tuckpointing is simply the repair procedure for mortar of a chimney. When we complete this repair for your chimney or fireplace, we replace any old mortar with new mortar. We ground down the crumbling mortar to a certain depth and replace it with some new mortar. Our chimney professionals can come down to inspect your chimney and gauge the full extent of the job. During this inspection, we can also check other aspects. We are pros who specialize in all aspects of your chimney.
Boston is home to harsh winters, which means tuckpointing services are needed for those lucky enough to have a chimney in their come. In general, the mortar for a chimney lasts about 25 years. So there will come a time when the mortar needs to be replaced. And even before a full replacement, we can do some minor repairs to ensure it is in safe condition for use.
Our Tuckpointing Services
Professional tuckpointing services are crucial to the well-being of any chimney. When the mortar of a chimney starts to deteriorate, then moisture can leak into the chimney system. This is a problem when the winter months roll around, because these leaks then freeze and turn to ice. When this happens, the brick, stone and cement will eventually break apart. This is an issue that needs to be dealt with sooner than later, because this deterioration can compromise the entire chimney! Our tuckpointing services for those in the Boston area will ensure the chimney works safely.
Chimney Mortar Repair Signs
There are some easy-to-spot signs when it comes to the degrading of chimney mortar. Which then means some professional tuckpointing services are in order. The most common sign is the flaking of the mortar. When mortar becomes weaker, it will lead to moisture infiltrating the brick and stone. When this happens, the masonry will flake or pop off as a result of it.
Testing the mortar is possible. So you can verify what you are seeing. Simply rub a key across the mortar and if you scratch up a powdered material, then this may be a larger issue in need of attention. Because if the masonry was up to standard, then the key dragging shouldn't produce any scratching.
Contact Us Today
Guaranteed Home Improvement has years of experience providing professional chimney and tuckpointing services for homeowners throughout the Boston area. Get affordable masonry repair services for your chinmey! Tuckpointing provides for many great and important benefits to the structure of your chimney. Which also improves its longevity.
For more information about any of our affordable and dependable chimney and masonry services, please contact us today. Our staff will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about our tuckpointing services. The number for our office is 1-866-528-1324. When you call, we can go over the issues you are having with your chimney. Once we have a handle on what you want, we can provide you with a fair and accurate estimate for the work. So please, do not hesitate to reach out to the best chimney professionals in the Boston area today!