Does Your House Need A Refresh? Whole-Home Tuckpointing Is One Of Our Specialties

Here at Leonard & Sons Building Service, we are committed to satisfying our neighbors throughout Chicagoland and helping keep the homes of the northwest suburbs in great condition. That’s why our services extend beyond the fireplace and chimney and into the entire home. We’re masonry professionals with the ability to restore and refresh the masonry of your home and property, not just your chimney and fireplace. Whether you have water damage along the side of your brick house, the brick along the front of your home is cracking and spalling, or your mortar joints are receding and full of holes, our tuckpointing and whole-home masonry repair work can help.

So What Is Tuckpointing?

Tuckpointing, occasionally called repointing, refers to the process of removing deteriorated mortar from between the stone or brick by carefully grinding it out. Once the deteriorated mortar is removed, new mortar is mixed to match the old in strength, color, and consistency. Once ready, the mortar is very carefully packed into the mortar joints and smoothed over to ensure a stronger, more beautiful and ideal home appearance.

Brick home with scaffolding set up for tuckpointing repair service

What About Damaged Brick?

Does your home contain damaged brick that’s discolored from water or riddled with cracks and vegetation? We can help with that too. Our team has the skills and knowledge to safely remove the damaged brick and replace it with fresh bricks, carefully matching strength and color to the original brick. When we’re finished and the new bricks have been tuckpointed and cleaned, we’re positive you’ll be completely satisfied with the results. And in order to ensure the longevity of your new masonry, we can always apply masonry waterproofing products from ChimneySaver. ChimneySaver water repellent won’t leave a shine or change the look of your masonry, and it carries a 10-year protection against water damage and leaks.

Whether you have a specific area of your residence in need of tuckpointing repairs or your entire home could use a refresh, you can count on Leonard & Sons. Give us a call at 847-658-7659 or fill out our online scheduling form to request an appointment with a local masonry specialist today!


In addition to all our great chimney services, Leonard & Sons provides some other home services to help you create the home of your dreams. Ask us for details anytime.

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