Did you know that the mortar in your brick and masonry Chicago constructions would eventually deteriorate? In general, brick and masonry are very low-maintenance construction materials, with some estimates stating that a masonry Chicago structure may stand without repair for up to 30 years. Although this time span may be drastically shortened due to severe Illinois winters and other concerns.
So Why Do We Tuckpoint?
When the mortar between the bricks weakens, water might seep through. As time passes, the joints may deteriorate due to the harm that moisture may do. Masonry buildings in the Illinois area are more susceptible to damage because of the climate’s extreme temperature swings. In the realm of masonry repair, tuckpointing is a rather easy fix.
When To Tuckpoint?
It’s essential to have masonry professionals tuckpoint your structure as soon as possible, but there are telltale indicators you can look out for to know when the time has come. If you see holes, fissures, gaps, fractures in the mortar joints, or a white material on the face of the brickworks Chicago, then tuckpointing may be necessary for your structure and for chimney restoration. The best course of action is to fix the brickwork up before it becomes any worse and more expensive to fix.
Optimal Temperature For Tuckpointing?
There are circumstances when it is rather clear that tuckpointing services are required. Indicators like cracks tell us that maintenance is needed. Tuckpointing novices sometimes wonder, “Do the weather and external circumstances affect the tuckpointing process?” The shortest answer is “yes” and “no.”
The optimal weather conditions for tuckpointing work occur with an air temperature somewhere between 40-90° F for 24 hours previous to the work and the 72 hours after the project. It would be ideal if there were no significant precipitation, either rain or snow, the day before the work was to be done or for many hours after it was finished. The Chicago area’s spring and autumn seasons are ideal for such endeavors. While February and December offer certain advantages, they also tend to have more harsh weather, which is not ideal.
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Hiring our Team of tuckpointing experts to restore or repair your house or historical building is a certain way to get the best care possible for your investment. When it comes to tuckpointing, we back up our work with industry-leading warranties on both customer happiness and quality of service.