How to Repair and Tuckpoint Mortar with QUIKRETE® Mortar Joint Sealant
A video clip showing how to perform tuckpointing repairs using Quikrete product
Sealing and waterproofing damaged mortar joints. The most common repairs to brick and block walls, chimneys and brick veneer are cracks in the mortar joints caused by wall movement or foundation settling. Mortar joints can also deteriorate from exposure to the elements, over time. Once a crack develops, it is important to seal the crack from water to prevent further deterioration. As with any mortar repair, proper attention to joint
preparation is essential to achieving a successful result. Using a chisel and hammer, widen the crack to a minimum of one-quarter inch and breakaway any deteriorating concrete. The edges of the crack should be squared or beveled in an inverted V. Then remove the loose material with a brush. Permanent waterproof cosmetic repairs can be made to cracked or deteriorated mortar joints, using QUIKRETE Polyurethane Mortar Joint Sealant. Mortar joint sealant is a
highly flexible sealant that will stretch up to seven hundred percent without failing. This allows for wall movement and expansion and contraction from temperature change. The mortar joint sealants textured, light gray, matte finish is designed to blend with the surrounding mortar. Mortar joint sealant dries to a permanently flexible, durable material. Always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves when working with polyurethane sealants and work in a well-ventilated area. To apply mortar
joint sealant, simply cut the nozzle tip at an angle with a utility knife to match the width of the crack or joint and load into a standard caulk gun. Slowly draw the gun along the joint, forcing a bead of caulk deep into the crack QUIKRETE Mortar Joint Sealant can be tooled with a trowel to...
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