Repointing Brickwork

Repointing Brickwork

The mortar between the bricks is responsible for giving the brick masonry strength and structural stability. However, the mortar may deteriorate over time. Signs of deterioration include cracks and crumbling mortar. When this happens, it’s essential to repair the mortar and reinstate the strength of the wall. Repointing is a method used to reinstate the strength of the wall and give it a fresh new look.

Mad Masonry has provided repointing brickwork services to numerous clients in Boston. We have worked on modern buildings as well as historic structures.


  • Cracked masonry blocks or mortar
  • Crumbling or disintegrating mortar
  • Missing mortar
  • Loose masonry blocks
  • Peeling interior plaster walls
  • Rotting wooden frames and floors
  • Seepage

When mortar crumbles or is damaged, water begins to seep into the structure. The above signs are symptoms of such damage. If you do notice such damage in your building, contact us for an initial consultation. As repointing brickwork experts in Chicagoland, we analyze the structure and customize the repointing work accordingly.

Repointing not only reinstates structural strength of the brickwork, but also enhances its visual appeal. However, the appearance can take a beating if the color of the fresh mortar is not the same as the color of the existing mortar. The repointed sections of the building will look out of place. This can greatly affect the visual appeal of the structure.

At Mad Masonry, we ensure that the color and texture of fresh mortar matches that of the original mortar. We enhance the structural integrity of the structure while retaining its visual appeal.

Step #1: We visit your premises to inspect the condition of the building. The extent of repointing required depends on the condition of the building.

Step #2: Our experienced team collects samples of the original mortar. We analyze the samples in order to create a perfect match. The analysis helps us identify the right color and composition of the mortar.

Step #3: We give you a detailed report containing the quote and work schedule. We commence work only after you approve the report.

Step #4: Work begins at your premises. We first grind the existing mortar from the wall to remove it. For best results, we remove old mortar to the depth of 1.5”. Next, new mortar is carefully filled into the gaps.

Step #5: The new mortar is rinsed and sealed for a perfect finish.


  1. High quality repointing services for long lasting strength and visual appeal
  2. Flawless craftsmanship
  3. Perfect matching
  4. Equipped to handle brick and stone repointing
  5. Dedicated manager to oversee the project
  6. Efficient service

We promise quality, efficiency and prompt customer support for every job we take up. No job is too big or too small for us. Some of the Chicagoland towns we provide masonry services to are: Norridge, Elmwood Park, River Grove, Schiller Park, Park Ridge, Niles, Franklin Park, Lincolnwood, River Forest and Morton Grove.

Contact Mad Masonry for professional, reliable and flawless brick re-pointing services. Call 773-306-8053 or Click Here for a no obligation quote.


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