Chances are, if you live in a 10+ year old home in Central Indiana, then you probably have damage to your mortar structure, whether you know it or not.

Cracks, voids, and crumbling mortar are all common because of prolonged exposure to the elements. If compromised mortar is not dealt with, it can cause more deterioration to your home, which can prove to be costly.

So, what are you to do when your patio, foundation, chimney, brick wall, or masonry structure has been damaged? Perhaps the best—and most cost-effective—solution is tuck pointing. Because most people are not familiar with this term, let’s first take a look at what tuck pointing is.

What is tuck pointing?

Tuck pointing is the process of removing damaged mortar between brick or stone and reapplying it so that it matches the existing structure. Here at B+E, we want to maintain a seamless transition visually between the old and new work, so we work hard to create a natural look.

What should be considered in cost?

Tuck pointing requires attention to detail, and it can be time-consuming work, so it’s best to hire an experienced professional. Several criteria go into the cost of tuck pointing. The condition of existing joints, accessibility, and quantity can all play a role in the final price tag.

Some masonry companies will charge you by the square foot for your tuck pointing. Here at B+E, we know that every project we work on is different, so all angles should be considered. When we come out to give you an assessment, we’ll give you an itemized quote that includes installation.

If you need repairs—tuck pointing or otherwise—to your masonry structure, give Brick + Ember Outfitters a call. Our Outfitters can handle any job, big or small.