Although generally considered “permanent”, masonry is subject to deterioration, especially at the mortar joints. Repointing, also known simply as “pointing” or -somewhat inaccurately- “tuck pointing”, is the process of removing deteriorated mortar from the joints of a masonry wall and replacing it with new mortar. Properly done, repointing restores the visual and physical integrity of the masonry. Improperly done, repointing not only detracts from the appearance of the building, but may also cause physical damage to the masonry units themselves. Hearthstone Chimney and Masonry specializes in repointing and masonry restoration, and our work extends beyond just chimneys. If you have damaged bricks or mortar on your house, steps, or retaining wall please call for a free estimate.