What is tuck-pointing?
Tuck-pointing is the process of using two different colors of mortar to effectively redesign the look of your home’s bricks. While tuck-pointing can give your chimney or brick walls a new lease on life and can be used as a decorative technique, the vast majority of homeowners opt for tuck-pointing in order to maintain the structural integrity of their brickwork, such as exterior brick walls and chimneys. When completed by a professional, tuck-pointing can give the illusion that your brickwork contains fine joinery. Without actually having to invest a small fortune in paying for fine joinery.
Who can benefit from tuck-pointing?
- Homeowners of homes which are over 10 years old
If your home is over 10 years old, you may be able to use tuck-pointing to make sure that your exterior walls and chimney remain in good condition. If any of your brickwork is starting to look its age and worse for wear, you can use tuck-pointing in order to restore your brickwork and showcase your brickwork in its best light.
- Homeowners who are interested in ensuring that their homes are as fuss-free as possible
If one of your goals as a homeowner is to ensure that your home remains as fuss-free and low maintenance as possible it’s well worth investing in tuck-pointing as it can help ensure that your brickwork remains stable, for years to come. As an added advantage tuck-pointing your brickwork can prevent your walls from attracting moisture and can even prevent water from seeping into your chimney or brick walls. As if a brick wall or chimney takes on a significant amount of water, you may have to spend thousands of dollars on restoring or replacing your brickwork.
- Homeowners who are looking to increase the value of their home
If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, you may be interested in opting for tuck-pointing as by paying for professional tuck-pointing you should expect to raise your home’s value by several thousand dollars. So if you’re looking to increase your home’s value without spending a small fortune, you may want to seriously consider hiring a professional to complete your tuck-pointing.
- Homeowners who wish to rent their home out to tenants
One surefire way to ensure that your property is attractive to tenants is to pay for tuck-pointing so that the exterior of your property gives potential tenants a great first impression. As prospective tenants are unlikely to sign a competitive tenancy agreement for a property which looks neglected.
- Homeowners who want to spruce up the exterior of their home
Depending on your preferences, you can opt for white lines around each of your bricks or black lines. Either way, tuck-pointing will give the illusion that each brick is fully formed and uniform, when in actual fact some bricks may be smaller than others, due to wear and tear or damage.
So if you love the idea of being able to restore your brickwork to its former glory, and so that it is safe and everything works, it’s well worth finding out more information about tuck-pointing.