Repair of mortar using process of tuckpointing increases resale value of homes and increases longevity reports BrunosTuckpointing.com
East Hazel Crest, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/03/2015 -- Based upon a recent industry study released, brick homes are currently experiencing a resale value of 5 to 10% more than siding or stucco homes. However, according to specialists in the field, the problem comes for homeowners who are looking to sell older brick homes. Says an industry specialist Mike Bruno of Bruno's Tuckpointing, "Even though brick is very strong, it is still susceptible to weathering, and cracking. That means that even new homes may require maintenance to ensure the overall integrity of the home. The longer you wait, the worse the damage to your stone or brick will become."
With this in mind, Bruno's Tuckpointing is launching a summer maintenance campaign for brick homeowners. Explains Mike Bruno, "Most people feel that stone and brick masonry is maintenance free, and to a certain extent, it is. However, the mortar joints typically last for twenty to thirty years depending on exposure to different kinds of weather. After a heavy snowy winter or rainy season, older brick homes and chimneys should be checked carefully for deterioration. When mortar becomes weakened, moisture breaks down the stone or brick masonry work and possibly causes moisture problems behind it. When tuckpointing Chicago is done correctly, it provides a relatively waterproof mortar joint, extending the life of the wall."
Bruno says if a homeowner suspects their mortar is deteriorating and is in need of repair, a simple test can be performed to see if they should contact a tuckpointing Chicago company. Simply take a key and rub it across the joints of the mortar and see if it scratches up a powdery substance. If so, the brick and mortar is a candidate for tuckpointing. Says the business spokesperson, "Bruno's Tuckpointing has been trusted by homeowners in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland for over 30 years to take care of cracked masonry, crumbling mortar, eroding or cracked brick, and crumbling chimneys. Furthermore, we are also experts in commercial, industrial and industrial projects. We are proud to call The Art Institute of Chicago, FedEx, Anshe Emet Synagogue, and many other local and national institutions our clients."
About Bruno's Tuckpointing, Inc
Bruno's Tuckpointing is a family owned, full service masonry repair and restoration company who prides itself on providing big business service with a small company feel. With over 30 years of expert service, dedication to their customers, and a promise to preserve Chicago's architecture, Bruno's Tuckpointing is proud to provide their customers with the highest quality service, respect and courtesy. They approach every job with one goal in mind, to please their customers.