posted on May 15, 2013 14:06
Tools: Hammer, Tuckpointing tool (striking toll), trowel, mortar hawk, mortar raking tool, stiff bristled brush.
Materials: Mortar mix, Concrete fortifier, mortar pigment (if needed)
Tuckpointing, the process of replacing failed mortar joints with fresh mortar, is the most common brick and block repair. Cracked or missing mortar not only makes a home look unkempt, it also invites moisture into a chimney structure, where it can cause additional damage. Tuckpointing techniques can be used to repair any structure where bricks or blocks are bonded with mortar.
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