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Tuck pointing
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Walkways 
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Brick Masonry and Bricklaying

Brick Masonry is everything associated with working with brick and building various structures from this material. There are a lot of other masonry materials that you can use instead of brick, such as stone, granite, concrete block, stucco, tile but brick are still the most popular among all of them. Buildings from brick are generally highly durable form of construction, however, materials used and quality of mortar and workmanship can significantly affect the durability of any masonry construction.


types of brick masonry


Advantages of using brick as a masonry unit are following:

  • It increases thermal mass of a building.
  • Brick typically doesn't require painting.
  • Brick is very heat resistant material.
  • Brick walls are more resistant to debris from winds/hurricanes.
  • Brick structures have a useful lifetime of more than 500 years (as compared to 30-100 years for structures from steel or reinforced concrete).

We have been restoring brick buildings in Vancouver for years, and we can make your brick walls to look like new by doing tuck-pointing, cleaning and sealing. Feel free to contact us regarding better ways of how to clean your stone and brick patio, chimney and walls or about one of the following services:

  • Brick foundation construction and repair
  • Brick walls restorations
  • Home veneer
  • Custom built brick homes
  • Interior brick walls
  • Exterior brick walls
  • House facings
  • Brick fireplaces,
  • Brick ovens and fire-pits
  • Brick patios
  • Columns and Pillars
  • Chimney construction
  • Chimney repair
  • Outdoor Kitchens, Grills & BBQ's
  • Brick steps and porches
  • Stairs
  • Brick fences
  • Repointing
  • Tuckpointing
  • Brick masonry cleaning
  • Brick replacement
  • Heritage details
  • Custom masonry installations
  • Mortar repair
  • Loose bricks
  • and more...


Brick masonry restoration and repair

Brick are one of the most durable material that people build from, and brick itself is generally more durable than the mortar that it's laid with. Tuckpointing a brick wall when the mortar joints have been damage by time and weather is an excellent (and sometimes the only) way to restore them back to their original beauty. Tuckpointing brick is a process that involves replacing damaged mortar that surrounds the brick without relaying them. It involves excavating any loose mortar that is in the joints to a depth that is no less than the joint is wide (or even deeper). Sometimes mortar is so deteriorated that tuckpointing is no longer is an option and brick must be relayed.


brick chimney restoration


In the Vancouver area water is the main reason for damage of brick walls. Main thing that usually require tuckpointing is a chimney, this is due to the fact that a masonry crown isn't maintained well. As time goes by small cracks open and let water penetrate into the top of a fireplace or chimney, at first this is hard to see due to the fact that most chimney tops are 25 to 30 feet in the air. Your first sign that the chimney needs repair or tuckpointed is if you see moss growing on the surface or the brick. The earlier you fix this issue the less expensive it will be.


Call us to discuss your brick masonry project or to request a free estimation:

(604) 229-0066


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