Having issues with your chimney’s structure can be quite unsettling, as it can affect the safety of your family and home. It’s important that your fireplace is safe and efficient, so it runs properly without harming anyone in your home. If you need repairs for your masonry fireplace, then our tuckpointing services will benefit you greatly. Learn more below, and then give us a call with any questions!

History Of Tuckpointing

Need Chimney Repairs Start With Tuckpointing! - Northern Virginia - Winston's Chimney ServiceTuckpointing dates back to hundreds of years to England, where it was used for cosmetic purposes. Back in the late 1700s, there was a popular type of brickwork desired by many. However, this was not the simplest or most cost-effective method for home remodeling. So then tuckpointing was introduced as a cheap alternative for achieving the same look.

Homeowners have been taking full advantage of this specific technique, and tuckpointing is very popular even now. Over the years, sweeps have adopted slight modifications and updated the tools, to ensure the highest quality and look for your home. They’ve also discovered countless structural benefits for tuckpointing, as it helps your brickwork to stand stronger and longer.

The Process of Tuckpointing

The process of tuckpointing sounds simple, replace old bricks with new, and then you’re good to go. Actually, tuckpointing takes a lot of patience as sweeps have to match the color of the new mortar mix to the old bricks and mortar. Any slight difference in hue can give you a complete different result.

The most difficult part of tuckpointing is coming across homes with older chimney structures, as it makes finding the exact color used decades ago really hard. Fortunately, our team has plenty of experiences and is familiar with both old and new. With 40 years of chimney experience under our belts, we are certain that we can deliver an exceptional experience for you as well.

Invest In Us For Your Masonry Repairs

When your structure is crumbling or decaying, you must invest in repairs immediately. If you persist to let your brickwork and mortar crumble, your chimney system will become vulnerable to let water and excess debris enter. This then makes your fireplace unsafe to use, and it also makes your home prone to experience an collapse eventually.

Fortunately, our team of experts are here to help. We can perform tuckpointing services, and we can rebuild your chimney too if necessary. Spring time is the ideal time to call us for your repairs, our experts can’t wait to help restore your chimney. If you’re ready to get started, call us today at 703-379-5006 to set up an appointment right now!