Your Trusted Tuckpointing Experts In Toronto
At Murphy’s Masonry, we are not just another masonry company; we are a team of dedicated artisans committed to providing you with exceptional customer service and also preserving the architectural heritage of Toronto.
One of our areas of expertise is the art of tuckpointing, a time-honoured technique that rejuvenates and strengthens your brickwork and enhances your property’s visual appeal.
What Is Tuckpointing?
Every brick-and-mortar building will show signs of wear and tear over time. Years of exposure to the elements, such as wind, rain, extreme cold and heat, will eventually cause some damage to the mortar between the bricks. Left unattended, this damage can result in cracks, gaps, and crumbles in the mortar. Not only is this unsightly, but it will also begin to negatively affect the building’s structural integrity.
Tuckpointing is the detailed process of repairing or replacing damaged mortar in brick and stone walls. The old mortar is carefully removed and replaced with new, strong mortar perfectly matched to the existing brickwork.
A high level of attention to detail must be maintained to ensure that the old and new mortar is well-matched to create the illusion of a uniform surface and enhance the aesthetic appeal of the building.
Below, you can view some examples of tuckpointing work we have carried out in Toronto.
Tuckpointing is the repair and replacement of mortar between broken bricks or stone walls. Cracks, gaps, and crumbling mortar are signs that tuckpointing is needed.