MASONRY AND TUCKPOINTING IN ST. LOUIS
St. Louis is full of historic homes that have stood the test of time, especially the ones made of brick. Brick is one of the most durable and long-lasting building materials, but that doesn’t mean that they are impervious to age or weather. If you maintain it properly, however, it’ll probably outlive you.
Your brick structures have been through a lot what with St. Louis’ ever-changing weather patterns and temperature shifts. You’re highly likely to find some issues in your home’s brick elements especially if you haven’t been vigilant in your maintenance.
You can count on Solomon Contracting’s 30 years of masonry experience to take care of your home properly. Since masonry and tuckpointing aren’t typical DIY skill sets, you’re going to want to call a professional to evaluate the state of your brick and mortar.
First of all, what the heck is tuckpointing?
It’s a fancy word for replacing the mortar around your bricks, usually in the foundation, chimney, or porch steps. It’s a silly word for a service that is actually very important for your home maintenance, especially in preparation for winter. Cold weather and ice can tear your bricks apart if the mortar between them is damaged.
Even though your bricks will last for many years, the mortar will eventually become soft or ”rotten.” Tuckpointing is a regular maintenance service that will go a long way in preserving the brickwork of your house for many years to come.
If you have one of the many historical homes in St. Louis, tuckpointing is especially important for maintaining older brick structures that were made with more rudimentary materials. Tuckpointing will reinforce the structure by sealing it from exposure to the elements and make it look cleaner overall.
WHAT MAKES SOLOMON DIFFERENT
We have grown and perfected our technical expertise over the last 30 years and our customers know it from the moment they meet us for an estimate. It’s why they feel comfortable recommending us to their neighbors.
Our team will work with you from the beginning of the project through the end, making sure we’re staying in budget and remodeling your home’s exterior the way you envisioned with our manufacturer certifications.
If you let us build your dream, we’ll protect it with our workmanship warranties.