Tuckpointing is often confused with repointing; the simplest way to explain is that tuck pointing is a type of repointing. Although bricks themselves can last for over 100 years, the mortar joints that keep the bricks in place have a much shorter lifespan. Therefore, those mortar joints need to be replaced or repaired time and again.
Replacing these mortar joints is essentially repointing. Tuck pointing, however, is repointing “with flair” – using a colour for the mortar joints that is the same as the brick or stone, and using a contrasting colour for the mortar, which is applied into a thin line.
Scaffolding is a requirement for most chimney projects, and is an area where Bowman Masonry can save you money. We not only own scaffolding equipment but have the employees to erect scaffolding as well; ensuring that you pay for the work to be completed, not on getting our masons where they need to be.