Once the structural integrity of a home has been restored through proper foundation repair, it’s important to replace any damaged mortar using a technique called “tuckpointing” or “repointing.” Just patching over splitting walls or cracked bricks will leave a home vulnerable to water penetration, meaning anything that is done will simply be a cosmetic patch that will fail over time.
Tuckpointing is a technique used by masons to fill gaps between mortar and brick by chiseling out the existing, damaged mortar and adding new cement. The new material is color-coordinated to match the brick so that your repair looks seamless and natural. In worst-case scenarios, our Nashville tuckpointing experts will remove damaged or cracked bricks and replace them with new, matching bricks. This not only restores the look of a foundation or façade, but it also protects a home from the elements.
At USS, tuckpointing is included with foundation repair and not a stand-alone service. We don’t want to waste our customer’s money with a service that will fail over time. If you notice cracking or other brick issues, contact USS for a free estimate of your home’s foundation.