REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF BAD MORTAR
Mortar in masonry construction is typically the most vulnerable component of any masonry structure. As masonry ages, exposure to the elements, water, seismic activity, biological growth, UV, cold and warm temperatures, and inevitable passage of time all contribute to the need for tuckpointing at some point in a masonry structures useful lifetime.
Tuckpointing, repairs degraded, cracked, void, and failing mortar, reduces water intrusion into the structure, returns the substrate to a sealable condition should a sealer be indicated, and greatly improves the aesthetic of any aged masonry wall or structure. FTM crews are highly skilled at all means and methods of tuckpointing, including type and composition of tuckpointing mortar, color matches, and replicating unique joint tooling.
- ERepairs Old Mortar Joints
- EMitigates Water Intrusion
- EFills Cracks & Voids
- EImproves Aesthetic
- EExtends the Life of Masonry
- EPrepares Masonry for Sealer or Coating
- EJoint Color Design Options
- EHistoric Preservation
REVITALIZE AND RENEW OLDER MASONRY
Tuckpointing an aged brick, stone, or cmu structure makes a huge positive impact on the look, function and life expectancy of any masonry structure. Commonly, elevations of masonry buildings most exposed to weather need tuckpointing when other more protected elevations of the same building may not. Tuckpointing can be performed on small areas within a masonry wall and blended by skilled FTM pointers to match surrounding areas virtually seamlessly.
MASONRY STRUCTURES LIVE FOR CENTURIES
Examples of the longevity of masonry construction are found around the world, with some of the oldest masonry structures on earth dating hundreds to thousands of years BC. In Washington State, our oldest functioning buildings are clearly much younger, typically dating back to the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. With proper maintenance and stewardship, including occasional tuckpointing, all masonry structures locally are in the relative infancy of their useful lives when compared to much older structures across Europe and around the world. FTM can help extend the life of any masonry structure.
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