Cracking, Flaking Masonry? Our Masons Make Beautiful Repairs Quickly For Folks In Memphis
Time and the four seasons can weather masonry, but when you start to spot signs of damage, what you do in response can make a big difference. If you simply accept deteriorating masonry as “the way it is,” damage will gradually worsen over time. What started out as a hairline crack could end up growing into a large gap that allows rain, snow, and sleet to enter the masonry structure and do even more damage. But if you make repairs while they’re still small, you can prolong the life of your masonry chimney, fireplace, patio, pathway, or retaining wall, and keep those larger, more costly repairs and rebuilds at bay.
Is your masonry cracking, crumbling, or flaking apart? Have chimney leaks and water damage claimed your chimney’s best days and made it a real eye sore? Discoloration, cracking, spalling, and other types of masonry damage and deterioration can take a beautiful brick or stone structure and make it into something unsafe, unsound, and unattractive — but we can help. We have over 30 years of commercial and residential masonry repair and restoration experience and our team can handle any and every masonry repair— big or small.
Repointing & Tuckpointing
Both tuckpointing and repointing require the mason to grind out portions of the old mortar and clean the joints before moving forward. Next, we’ll carefully color match the mortar to your existing mortar so we can ensure strong and beautiful results.
Using a hand trowel, we pack this new, fresh mortar into the damaged or weakened joint, and smooth it out to ensure a clean, tight, strong finish. By tightly packing the fresh mortar into the ground-out joints, we’re able to improve the masonry’s appearance, strengthen the structure, and prevent further or worsening damage.
In some cases, we may use not one, but two different mortars. One is colored to closely match the brick of the masonry while the other is color-matched to the rest of the mortar joints. For example, if you have larger mortar joints and you want them to appear smaller, the brick-colored mortar can be used to thin out the appearance of the joints.
Tuckpointing can also be used when small portions of the brick have flaked or fallen off. We’ll simply pack in a mortar that matches the brick in color for a stronger, more attractive looking masonry structure.
If damage is more extensive and you need to have the entire masonry structure rebuilt, we can take care of that as well. Our masons are highly trained and experienced in chimney rebuilds and other masonry construction, so you can rest assured the results will be long-lasting and attractive.
Call The Chimney Doctor — Memphis’s Experienced Masons
If your brickwork is damaged or deteriorating, be it on your chimney, fireplace, walkway, patio, or retaining walls, call on the expert masons at The Chimney Doctor. We’ll precisely color-match your mortar and provide expert repairs that leave your masonry beautiful and restored or rebuild a beautiful new structure for you.
Improve your property and protect your home against water damage by calling 901-388-8097 and scheduling masonry repairs or rebuilds today. We’ll do the job right — guaranteed. Call or request an appointment online with our experienced and highly trained masons today.