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Foundation Contractors Explain Tuckpointing & When It's Needed October 12, 2017

Downtown Jefferson City, Jefferson
Foundation Contractors Explain Tuckpointing & When It's Needed, Jefferson, Missouri

Have you noticed any signs of deterioration on your foundation or exterior walls? Depending on the extent of the damage to your home, tuckpointing may be the ideal solution. State Wide Waterproofing in Jefferson City, MO, specializes in foundation repair and has over 30 years of industry experience. Below, their expert foundation contractors explain what tuckpointing is and when it is needed. 

What Is Tuckpointing?

foundation contractorsTuckpointing is the process of repairing mortar joints in brick masonry or stone walls. These areas tend to deteriorate in harsh weather conditions, especially when excessive amounts of water are involved. A labor-intensive job, it is done by removing and replacing old mortar. Doing so stops corrosion and restores the structural integrity of your foundation or exterior walls.

When Is It Needed?

Mortar decays over time, but you can test for yourself if your masonry needs tuckpointing. All you have to do is drag a key across the mortar and see if it scratches up the material. If it does, it’s wise to contact a foundation contractor to evaluate the situation. Ignoring the signs of weakening mortar can lead to moisture problems, which will be costlier to repair down the road. As long as your masonry isn’t loose, it’s not too late to enlist tuckpointing to extend the life of your walls.

Are you concerned about your structure? Give the foundation contractors at State Wide Waterproofing a call at (573) 636-5079 to schedule an appointment. Their staff are experts in foundation repair and waterproofing and can help you determine if tuckpointing is right for you. Visit their website to learn more about the services they offer and like them on Facebook for updates. 

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