When the mortar between your bricks sags outward, it can be a symptom of a very serious structural integrity problem, and tuck-pointing is needed to correct it. This chimney care service involves scraping or cutting out the deteriorating mortar and then refilling (tucking) the joints with fresh mortar using the point of a trowel called a ‘pointing trowel’. This can be made more effective and long-lasting by sealing the brickwork every ten years to decrease water absorption.
Tuck-pointing is a critical maintenance task and keeps water from entering the brick wall cavity. If water is allowed to get past the mortar and into the wall, brick failure may occur with problems such as cracking or spalling (popping off of the brick face). Failure to fix cracks in your joints can lead to very costly repairs, the longer an issue is left unfixed.
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