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Tuck Pointing

May-09_MM-NEW_188_copyIf you own an older brick home exposed to decades of Michigan winters, your brick work may be in jeopardy. Over years of exposure to ice and snow, mortar joints between each brick will start to deteriorate and break down as water seeps into open spaces. Unfortunately, by the time you realize you have a problem, the damage is already done. Crumbling mortar joints can deteriorate quickly. This will result in higher energy bills and even possible rodent infestations ( as mice can fit into spaces less than one inch thick).

Besides your exterior walls, the other major areas to look for mortar damage are porches and chimneys. A close inspection of your brick porch is important, as the structural integrity of the entire porch may be in jeopardy. Once mortar and brick damage have occurred, the concrete cap is at risk of cracking. Unlike mortar damage, cracked caps are costly to replace. Brick chimneys also warrant close inspection. Warm air from fires can cause rapid deterioration of mortar during winter months which will eventually result in bricks actually falling away from the chimney itself.

Madison Maintenance LLC of Grosse Pointe is your complete exterior home improvement source. We specialize in tuck pointing which is the process of repairing and replacing joints in brick work with mortar. Old mortar is ground out, joints are cleaned and finally new mortar is applied.

We mix our own mortar with powdered dye and aggregate stone to attain the proper aesthetics.  Our new mortar will be mixed to match the existing mortar on your home.

TUCK POINTING WILL RESTORE AND EXPAND THE LIFE OF YOUR HOME OR BUILDING.

TUCK POINTING WILL PROVIDE A STRONG WATERPROOF MORTAR JOINT THAT MATCHES THE APPEARANCE OF THE ORIGINAL MORTAR JOINTS.