Do your brick masonry walls and mortar joints appear rundown or falling apart? It may be time to look into preparing these structures. Tuckpointing is the process of mortar joints repair of stone and brick masonry walls, grinding and raking of the mortar, then the filling of new mortar to complete the process of repair. This is a difficult and labor-intensive project and should be accomplished by a reputable masonry contractor, such as Team Cam. You are due for tuckpointing if you observe that your mortar joints have powdered material simply by scratching the surface. If you cannot be sure if you need tuckpointing, a masonry contractor can assess the condition of your mortar joints.
Weakened mortar has a tendency to continually break down stone and brick masonry walls, which results in moisture problems within your walls. Tuckpointing will assist with waterproofing your mortar joints while extending the life of your walls. You should look into having tuckpointing completed as soon as you notice a problem because it will prevent higher expenses in the long-run by preventing your masonry wall from deteriorating to the point you only have the option to tear it down and rebuild. If you live in high precipitation or high humidity area such as the Baltimore/DC areas, check your brick and mortar often. If you suspect weak masonry joints, have your construction examined by Team Cam. This is the best way to guarantee you will have long-lasting mortar joints that not only look good but provide for a longer life-span of your masonry.
Brick and Paver Installation
Team Cam’s brick and paver installation projects consist of a wide array of concrete and clay pavers, along with a varied selection of natural stone applications. Brick pavers require little to no maintenance on a day-to-day basis however, certain environmental conditions may require your construction to need some additional care and maintenance to enable you to enjoy your brick and paver projects for many years to come.
Retaining Wall Construction
Retaining walls can be used to add beauty and value to your commercial property, too. While a retaining wall can structure property and support land, it can also compliment the full spectrum of your commercial property, including augmenting existing architecture, landscapes, textures, and colors. Retaining walls smooth out uneven, fragmented landscaping, but they also offer landscaping and environmental benefits, including:
- Controlling soil erosion
- Preventing flooding
- Stabilizing slopes