Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration Offers Tuckpointing Repair Services in Chicago

Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration, a company based in Villa Park, IL, offers tuckpointing and masonry services. Tuckpointing is the procedure for replacing the mortar between brick and stone, including other masonry processes in the chimney or fireplace to repair any bad mortar joints. They grind out the old and damaged mortar and then put in new mortar. They will ensure that the color of the new mortar will match the existing mortar to ensure that the old mortar will blend seamlessly.

Tuckpointing usually involves the use of two different mortar colors with one contrasting with the brick’s color. This will create an impression that a fine joint was utilized to link the two bricks. The color of the mortar they use to fill the joint will usually match the color of the brick. They will next add a thinner line of contrasting color of mortar on top. This process requires a skilled masonry repair tradesman to be performed properly.

Pointing refers to the visible and external part of a mortar joint. This is the mortar line that visible in between the stones, blocks, bricks, etc. Re-pointing means the removal of fading and old mortar from between the bricks, stones, or blocks. It is important to note that in Chicago, clients are more interested in re-pointing than the other procedures.

For tuckpointing or brick wall repointing, there are three main parts of the process. The first part is old mortar removal, which includes cutting out of the old mortar and also the deteriorating joints in block, stone and brick masonry wall. For this process, they use various implements, such as joint or plugging chisels, tools comb hammers, and dogging equipment. For residential tuck pointing, this involves power cleaning the masonry wall. This is not only quicker but it also provides an easier way to get rid of the old mortar. If not, an angle grinder with a 5 or 6 mm mortar raking will be used.

The second step is the cleanup, which involves removing any remaining wreckage and dust from the surfaces of the masonry. It also includes dampening the surfaces of the masonry to ensure thorough grip for the new mortar. The wall surfaces are typically power washed in order to do that.

And the third step is the application of the new mortar. The experts from Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration always apply the new mortar manually using a number of hand tools. These include a slasher or mortar jointer, a tray, and a pointing trowel. They will make sure that the joints are packed flush with the wall surface by using the mortar joiner. They will then brush clean the surface to provide an elegant appearance.

Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration offers chimney repair; fireplace repair, chimney sweep, and fireplace cleaning. Chimney repair involves the repair of the chimney cap, firebox, and fixing of smoke chamber issues.

Founded in 1996, Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration offers professional chimney and fireplace repair for homes in the Greater Chicago Area. They always ensure to provide the best possible service and take pride in making sure that all of the jobs they undertake are done exceptionally well and promptly. That is why the company is 5-star rated in various review platforms, including Yelp. Angie’s List, Google, and BBB. They use the best and most innovative products available in the industry to provide customers with the best solution. These products include Chamber-Tech 2000, Heatmaster, BEST-Flex, SaverSystems, Smoktite, Rasmussen, and Ventinox. They also use other dependable brands that have become industry standards and can be completely trusted because of their effectiveness. Their technicians have been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America and have a wide range of field experience.

Those who are interested in tuckpointing repair and masonry repair services can check out the Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration website, or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Saturday.


For more information about Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration, contact the company here:

Chicagoland Fireplace and Chimney Restoration
Vince Saraceno
(708) 315-6116
1007 Ellsworth Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181