Tuckpointing the Attic Walls-Brick Home Rehab Project

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Tuckpointing the Attic Walls-Brick Home Rehab Project

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As you can see in the following photo you can see daylight through the Brick Wall.  This generally is your first clue that if you do not fix the problem soon-there will soon be structural damage to the Masonry Building. In this article for the Benton Rehab Series I am going to share:


Scotty, Scotts Contracting Photos
Attic Tuck-pointing Pictures and Information about what to do when the Bricks have completely deteriorated.
Attic Tuck-pointing Pictures and Information about what to do when the Bricks have completely deteriorated.

As with most of the Older Brick Homes in the St Louis Region.  The Brick Walls in this home are three courses thick.  In this particular area 1 to 1 1/2 of the brick courses had completely deteriorated.  Without relaying the entire brick wall the only way to fix this problem is to fill the missing brick up with mortar and trowel smooth.


In the following photo you can see how I completely sealed the damaged bricks in this area.

courtesy Scotty Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy
Brick wall is ready for another 100 yrs of Service!!!
 When filling large areas in; such as in this photo.  Apply the Tuckpoint Mortar in 1 to 2 in lifts.  Pre moisten area with Hudson Sprayer to allow adequate time for the Mortar to cure and reach its design strength.







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