CRACKED MORTAR WATER DAMAGED MORTAR
Tuckpointing is a decorative ﬁnish providing a sharp and symmetrical outline to a wall face. Historically a means to improve the look of poor quality bricks or stone. An even more impressive ﬁnish on walls of high quality materials and workmanship. The tuckpoint lines being very light (usually white) in colour separate the diﬀerent darker coloured bricks/mortar.
HOW IT WORKS Carefully remove existing worn mortar to 15-20mm from the brick face usually with a grinder and dust vacuum, cleaning the joint out with compressed air and or water.
Colour match and mix replacement mortar injected directly into the joint thru a caulking gun. A proprietary acrylic chemical when added to water in the mix allows the mortar to ﬂow without smearing the brick or stone face, ie no messy pushing oﬀ a trowel.
The mortar is tooled ﬂat almost ﬂush and not more than 1mm above the brick or stone face ﬁlling damaged and or irregular edges providing a ﬂat surface as done by the original tuck pointer.
Lightly draw the positions of the tuckpoint vertical and horizontal lines as they were originally placed, sometimes on the brick or stone face to retain the pattern.
TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE A 20 year warranty on correctly tooled finish to the mortar surface providing there are no structural deficiencies or rising damp. Mortar mix compliance with Australian Standards and or specific client requirements.
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