Strengthen & Refresh Your Chimney & Fireplace With Tuckpointing

Masonry chimneys and fireplaces can really enhance the appearance of your home and add to its curb appeal and aesthetic — but damaged masonry that remains unfixed can have quite the opposite effect. Spalling, flaking, cracking, receding, and hole-ridden mortar joints can cause your fireplace and chimney to look worn, old, and dingy, but they can also weaken the entire system.

Your home is an investment and the place you come to relax and spend time with loved ones, so you want your fireplace and chimney to stand tall, strong, and beautiful over the years — which is why it can be so painful to acknowledge the damage you’re seeing to your chimney and fireplace. But just because your masonry is damaged now, doesn’t mean it’s all downhill from here. The team of experienced masons at CinderBox Chimney Services can repair and strengthen it by tuckpointing those damaged mortar joints.

Tuckpointing is a process that involves grinding out the damaged mortar joints, color-matching fresh mortar, and repacking the joints. We use specialized tools which allow us to do the job without damaging the surrounding brick and, because of the experience and great care we bring to the job, we can ensure beautiful, strong, and mess-free results.

Stock photo of hands with gloves stacking mortar and bricks otherwise known as tuckpointing.

What Can Happen If Tuckpointing Is Done By Someone Who Lacks Experience & Training?

It may be tempting to give tuckpointing a go yourself, but tuckpointing without experience and education can lead to potentially disastrous results. You could end up with dried mortar on the facing of the brick itself, damaged brick, and a situation that’s even worse than before repairs were made. Don’t waste your time and money — trust tuckpointing to those with experience, tools, and training.

Let Our Experts Take Care Of It For You

Have you noticed cracks, holes, and other types of deterioration in the mortar joints of your chimney or fireplace? Call CinderBox Chimney Services  at 317-442-8440. Our CSIA-certified chimney experts can refresh and restore your masonry so you can enjoy a stronger, more beautiful chimney and fireplace that lasts for years to come.

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Do you know if your chimney needs relining? When we perform your annual chimney inspection, we’ll let you know if you need this chimney and fireplace repair.