How is Tuckpointing Beneficial?
Basically, Tuckpointing will change your life and alter who you are as a person, both for the better. It’s bigger than sliced bread. It remedies depression, insomnia, athletes foot, hangnails and more! All your friends are doing it and with good reason. If you think you’re cool enough, join the crowd and have your building or home tuckpointed today! (Minor exaggerations may have occurred.)
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Benefits of Tuckpointing
- The first and most obvious reason is to stop water intrusion and prevent further deterioration of your brick block or stone wall. What can start as minor open holes and settling cracks will eventually turn into brick movement which if left unaddressed will turn into total failure. (ie sections or brick falling from the wall) Shield your masonry structure from the damaging effects of all types of weather.
Curb Appeal and Aesthetics:
- Pretty things are nice. Make your home look new again with tuckpointing. Change colors of the existing mortar between the joints to truly personalize your home and make it your own.
- The insulating value offered. No this isn’t going to dramatically reduce your heating/cooling costs, if at all. But it will provide an insulation factor against the intrusion of unwanted growth, bugs, or other pests. An open 3/4″ mortar joint is plenty big enough for a maple tree to germinate, for a colony of ants to make way and find a new home, or even small mice, birds, rats, bats chipmunks or squirrels have been known to make home in openings in masonry structures
The structural value added:
While tuckpointing in itself is not a structural service, it does add some integrity to your masonry wall or structure having fresh mortar replacing those old deteriorated joints. Furthermore, it will offer a preventative sort of maintenance that will stave off the kind of deterioration that will cause damage of a structural concern.
The added Monetary value
- Add value to your number one investment (Your Home). Restoring your masonry structure is going to offer more inherent value than leaving it unattended. A completely restored brick home will be worth considerably more than one in dire need of repairs. While a complete return on investment is not typical, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Enhancing curb appeal and offering a restored exterior without problems are both major selling points in dealing with real estate values.