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Tuckpointing | Chimneys Services
5″ Diamond tuck-pointing blade
This is the first step in the tuck-pointing process. This blade is designed to be used on brick joints, the blade is normally a 1/2″ thick to grind the total joint in one pass.
This final step in the prepping process is key, for the fact that neither a brush nor high PSI air will completely remove all leftover dust molecules from the grinding process. This step is commonly missed with many masons. Our outlook on this is every step matters for proper adhesion. When water pressure is applied it completely clears the surface area of the brick joints, by opening up all the surface pours to ensure proper adhesion. A great analogy of skipping this step is like sticking a piece of tape on a dusty floor before using it.
Using a tuck-pointing tool you scribe across mortar joints and smooth surface to give the mortar joints the proper seal.
High PSI Air Blower
This is the second step in our tuckpointing process. As you can imagine after cutting through mortar with a diamond blade grinder, it leaves a drastic amount of fluffy textured mortar dust. After this process roughly 70% of the dust debris is removed, theirs still a good amount of dust clinging to the open pours created by the diamond blade. So we move on to our next step in the prepping process
Grout bag application
After mixing type s mortar to the proper consistency, we start the mortar application by putting mortar into grout bag. After filling the grout bag we slowly fill the voids we created with the diamond blade grinder, being sure to some what over fill voids to ensure after we scribe the joints there will be plenty of mortar between brick joints.
Clean and Brush
When all steps are finished and mortar is at the proper moisture content level we make a few passes horizontally as well as vertically with a coarse concrete brush to knock down all small leftover peaces clinging to brick.
What is tuckpointing?
A tuckpointing chimney repair can be defined as the removal and replacement of mortar between stone, block, or brick. Our crews will replace the existing failing mortar with new mortar (tuckpoint) and match the original masonry texture and color as closely as possible.
Newly constructed flues may feature a chase cover, a cap, and a spark arrestor at the top to keep small animals out and to prevent sparks from being broadcast into the atmosphere. All fireplaces require trained gas service members to carry out installations.
On the exterior there is often a corbelled brick crown, in which the projecting courses of brick act as a drip course to keep rainwater from running down the exterior walls. Spark arrestor is placed into the crown or cap.
Chimney's fireplace heat shields protect the rear firebricks and fireplace mortar of your firebox from needing fireplace chimney repairs. They prevent direct combustion heat expansion & contraction exposure, which greatly minimizes the expansion & contraction of firewall firebricks and fireplace mortar.
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