Tuckpointing is carried out mainly for aesthetic and/or maintenance reasons, with most of it being done to just the deeper washed-out joints and holes in the mortar between the bricks.
We carefully tint our mortar before applying it to the joints, where we then texture its surface so it blends in with the existing colour and shadowing. This procedure creates a seamless appearance between the old and the new, without leaving a patchy looking wall.
Some of our clients want every joint ground out and re-pointed which gives a completely restored look. This is really only necessary when there have been many previous repairs done with varying colours or types of mortar, or if one would like to change the colour or style of the mortar throughout.
“The tuckpointing colour is a perfect match for my old 1920’s house. I am very pleased with a job well done. Wilkens Contracting has restored my faith in contractors, and everything I read on your internet site is true. I will highly recommend your services to friends/family/co-workers.”
Here’s what our customers have to say:
Collegeview Avenue, Toronto
I would like to compliment your workman on his work at our home. He did tuckpointing, repaired our chimney (we were unaware how dangerous the potential for falling bricks had become) and repaired the basement sills. He takes great pride in his work and he wanted to be sure that I was happy and answered any questions that I had. The finished repairs were outstanding and the tuckpointing at the front was so good, that I could not tell what he had just done from the old tuckpointing. I feel that it is important to let you know that you have wonderful, courteous representative for your company. Please forward this email to Allen. It is easy to complain about service but it takes a little time to acknowledge someone when they have done a more than satisfactory job. Thanks again, Caroline
Nealon Avenue, Toronto
Hi, the repair was done on my house yesterday. What a great experience. The workman was pleasant and courteous, and you should be proud to have him as an employee. the job is perfect, as I must say I am a bit of a perfectionist, and I don’t offer this kind of praise often.
The tuckpointing colour is a perfect match for my old 1920’s house. I am very pleased with a job well done. Wilkens Contracting has restored my faith in contractors, and everything I read on your internet site is true. i will highly recommend your services to friends/family/co-workers. Thank you very much, Maxine
Gladstone Avenue, Toronto
We’d like to thank you and your workers for a job well done. The tuckpointing between the bricks was very neat and an excellent job was done blending the new mortar to match the existing mortar. We also greatly appreciated the professional written estimate that we were given, and the fact that the amount billed to us was exactly as estimated. We would not hesitate to recommend your services. When we require work done to our house, you are the company we will contact. Many thanks, Lisa and Dan.
Indian Grove, Toronto
Thank you very much for the great job you did on the tuckpointing of our home. We’re very pleased with the results, and we appreciated your team’s friendly and professional manner. Cheers, Krista
Jillson Avenue, Toronto
Thank you for the amazing job, tuckpointing the bricks on my house. Your crew was professional and polite. Kelly
Major Street, Toronto
Thank you for completing the tuckpointing on my house. The men did a very good job and cleaned up afterwards. they even filled the extra holes for me. Thanks again, Ann.