Restore Your Masonry With Quality Tuckpointing Services
If there’s one thing that causes the most damage to the masonry of your chimney and fireplace, it’s water. Combine that with age and years of regular use, your system is bound to deteriorate – particularly when it comes to the mortar holding all your brickwork together. Over time, water can permeate this material causing it to crack, crumble, and disintegrate.
Unfortunately, mortar damage isn’t just unsightly, it’s also dangerous and compromises the structural integrity of your entire chimney system. And if the mortar isn’t promptly and properly repaired, moisture will continue to worsen your chimney and fireplace’s condition. In fact, damaged mortar can allow moisture to enter your chimney system and eat away at the metal components within, including your flue liner, your damper, and your firebox.
Fortunately, if you live in the greater Mansfield, OH area, Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services is here to help – for all your hearth-related needs. Be it scheduling your annual chimney cleaning service or rebuilding your firebox, our talented team of experts can do it all.
What Is Tuckpointing?
So, what exactly is tuckpointing and how does the process work? Also sometimes referred to as “repointing,” tuckpointing is the process of replacing the old, deteroriating mortar joints with fresh new mortar. We start by very carefully removing the material from all the damaged joints. Next, we mix up some new stuff that matches both the color and composition of your existing mortar. Once mixed, we use specialized tools to “tuck” this mixture into the joints. When we’re done, you can expect clean, strong, long-lasting results.
Here at Chim-Cheroo, we specialize in tuckpointing and can restore the strength and appearance of your chimney and hearth, whether it’s historic or a bit more modern. Our team is certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and has been expertly trained in masonry tuckpointing and restoration techniques. The tools and methods we use allow us to guarantee seamless and beautiful results that will stand the test of time so you can enjoy your appliance for years to come.
Trust Chim-Cheroo for All Your Tuckpointing and Masonry Repair Needs
Why should you hire an expert mason to get the job done as opposed to attempting a DIY masonry repair? Because a good tuckpointing job should blend seamlessly with the rest of the masonry. Unfortunately, an unskilled and untrained mason will likely provide shoddy and messy results (like uneven surfaces and mortar on bricks) that will detract from the beauty of your home and further compromise the structural integrity of your chimney system.
You see, mortar composition and color can vary from decade to decade and region to region. In order to perform this service properly – so the results are not only visually appealing, but also effective – a certain skillset and knowledge is required. If the mortar composition and color is not properly matched, your chimney or fireplace could end up being in worse shape than before.
Don’t compromise the beauty and strength of your chimney system – call on the experts at Chim-Cheroo.
Give Us a Call To Request Your Appointment
If you live in the greater Mansfield, OH area and your mortar is crumbling and deteriorating, call Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services at 800-284-8770. Our masons are committed to providing the most beautiful tuckpointing and other masonry repair work, each and every time. And, we offer financing options so you needn’t worry about the up front costs of any of our services. Call or reach out online to request an appointment today!