An old, crumbling brick or stone wall can make your home look ugly and devalue your home's value. We will be discussing what you can do to tuckpoint walls and how to fix them.
Tuckpointing brick and tuckpointing stones can be more complicated than you think. If you're unsure, you can hire an expert Sydney tuckpointing services via https://www.keystonepointing.com.au/tuckpointing-sydney.
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Let's move on to the details. First, take a sample from your mortar joints and smash it with a hammer. Next, match the color at your local mason store. Once you have chosen the right color, you can get your mortar, colorant, and sand on-site so that you are ready for action.
Once you have all your supplies, you are ready to grind. Get a powerful grinder with a 4-inch diamond wheel. Make sure you wear safety glasses and a dust mask during the grinding process.
Now it is time to start tuckpointing the wall. Mix the mortar according to the color combination. If the mortar looks too watery, add the more dry mix.
Grab your trowel, scoop out the mortar mixture and place it on the mortarboard. Use a 3/8-inch tuck pointer and stuff the mortar in the open joints. Continue this process until the mortar is fully covered. Then use your striking tool or rake again to complete the joint.