Restore Beauty To Your Sydney Property With Tuckpointing
The harsh climate of Sydney’s coastal environment has left its mark on the city’s infrastructure. Heritage-listed buildings, commercial properties, apartments, and homes are all constantly vulnerable, with close proximity to the sea.
These homes and buildings in Sydney are suffering the consequences of mortar degradation and it’s time for action. For those looking for repointing services, you may be interested in taking your restoration project to the next level with tuckpointing.
For those who don’t need structural integrity improved, and are instead looking to increase visual appeal and value for the property, tuckpointing again represents an excellent option.
A Sydney Based Tuckpointing Team With Experience
With our Sydney-based team, our tuckpointing services can be provided for commercial buildings, apartments, and homes in Sydney.
Period Home Pointing has over 25 years of experience working in and around Sydney. We have vast experience in both small and large tuckpointing projects in and around Sydney.
Many buildings in Sydney require more than just tuckpointing. You can view more information on our other restoration services in Sydney here.
Tuckpointing is often mistakenly referred to as repointing. Whilst it does start with brick pointing – as the process involves removing old mortar from the joints around bricks and replacing it with new mortar – it actually involves additional work during the mortar replacement stage.
Using two different coloured mortars makes the process more involved. However, the result makes the masonry seem even finer and adds a definite prestige.
Tuckpointing is different to repointing in the following ways:
- Bricks are cleaned before pointing occurs
- Brick-coloured mortar is applied to neaten the shape and appearance of each brick
- White lines (“tuck”) are filled in, to add contrast.
Tuckpointing as an individual service is better suited for brick homes or buildings that don’t require extensive mortar restoration work, and instead are looking to increase visual appeal and property value.
If your home does require mortar restoration, you can still arrange tuckpointing, but repointing will also have to be provided.
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Benefits Of Tuckpointing
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Our Sydney Brick Tuckpointing Process
1. Consultation & Quote
One of our Sydney-based project managers will come out to access your building and provide recommendations. Sometimes buildings require repointing before tuckpointing, so it’s in this consultation period that we conduct a full inspection, to ensure no future surprises will impact your quote.
2. Removing Mortar
Work begins with carefully removing the existing mortar to a depth of 25mm to 30mm. To do this, we use a mixture or hand, pneumatic tools and HEPA vacuum system which eliminates as much as 95% of ambient dust pollution.
3. Colour-Match Mortar
New mortar is mixed with mortar pigment until the colour matches your existing bricks. This process involves trail and error until our experts perfectly match your new mortar to your bricks
4. Injecting New Mortar
With the correct colour matched between mortar and brick, the new mortar is injected into the cavity. It is then tooled off and dressed.
5. Cutting Into Mortar
As the new mortar begins to harden, our tuckpointing experts cut straight lines into the center of the mortar.
6. Set For 48hrs
To ensure integrity and workmanship, the new mortar is left to set for 48 hours before any further work is completed.
7. Adding Tuck
With the line cut into the dried mortar, tuck (the white lines) are filled in. At this stage, the pointing phase is now complete.
Thorough cleaning is completed to wash away any remnant mortar from the bricks, providing a picture-perfect finish as good as the day your building was built.
Your project manager will walk you through everything that was completed, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you are satisfied with the work.
Kind Words From Our Sydney Customers
These guys did a great job restoring the brick work and pointing on our old Sydney workers cottage that’s 100 years old. They turned up at 7am every morning and were always friendly and happy to answer any questions. Our home is restored to its former glory and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. Thanks once again.
Our brick home built in the 1930s was in need of a bit of tender loving care, the bricks were cracked in areas and the mortar was crumbling and falling out in different places. Period Home Brick Restoration repaired damaged bricks and repointed. They tuckpointed the front of the property and its looks terrific. The whole team was helpful from initial enquiry to clean up once the job was done. Highly recommend.
My home has been restored to its former beauty thanks to Period Home. Can’t thank the team enough for the great work and care taken with my home. Very professional. If i ever have another home to be done Period Home will be the first i call .