Proper grinding is a critical step for a long-lasting tuckpointing job. Basic Brothers union workers are trained to safely grind the joint without damaging the bricks surrounding areas and to provide the best service possible. We also go the extra mile to match the color and texture of the mortar with the surrounding masonry by providing samples. We will work with you to provide the best possible finish for your building.
We grind all mortar joints to the minimum depth of three quarters of an inch or until sound mortar is reached. The joint has to be properly cleaned, and new mortar is applied in three layers to prevent shrinkage cracks. After the mortar has had sufficient time to cure, we will return and clean the new mortar. This is an additional step and takes a bit more time, but it allows for the new mortar to match the surrounding mortar as closely as possible.