What is Tuckpointing?
When it comes to building, renovating, or restoring a home, one of the most important parts of the process is making sure that there are no cracks in your walls. Tuckpointing is a technique involving smoothing out the exterior surfaces of masonry walls in order to hide any cracks or imperfections and make the building looks new again. It is also sometimes called brick patching.
Types of Tuckpointing
There are many types of tuckpointing, but they all involve repointing a wall or roof that has started to leak. The most common type of tuckpointing is called flashing, and it’s used to seal joints between the roofing materials and the walls. Flashing can also be used to cover up small holes in the roofing material.
Deciding which type of tuckpointing to use
There are a few different types of tuckpointing, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Here’s a look at the different options:
Pipe Tuckpointing: This is the most common type of tuckpointing, and involves replacing sections of pipe that have developed cracks or holes. This is usually done when the pipe is close to failing, as it is a quick and cheap fix. Pipe Tuckpointing can be used on both plastic and metal pipes, but is less effective on metal pipes due to their greater strength.
Wall Tuckpointing: Wall tuckpointing is similar to pipe tuckpointing in that it involves repairing sections of a wall that have developed cracks or holes. However, instead of replacing the entire pipe, wall tuckpointing typically replaces just the damaged section of the wall. This is because wall tuckpointing is more effective than pipe tuckpointing at fixing metal walls, as metal is much tougher than plastic. Wall tuckpointing can also be used on both plastic and metal walls, but is less effective on wooden walls.
Stress Relief Tucking: Stress relief tucking involves the replacement of a section of pipe where the pipe has developed cracks or holes so that the pipe and wall can prevent stress on the building’s foundation. This prevents further damage to the building’s foundation, which could result in additional cracking and movement of the wall. Wall tuckpointing is also effective for stress relief tucking. For more information on any of these services please contact us today!