What is tuck pointing?

“Tuck pointing” or “repointing” refers to putting in mortar where it is missing.  At Randal’s Masonry, we do tuck pointing when appropriate.  Our repaired chimney sections or brick walls blend seamlessly with the original mortar.  However sometimes the mortar has deteriorated too badly to be fixed this way.  In these cases, we cut out all the old mortar and replace it.