STP1246

    A Review of Masonry Tuckpointing Materials and Procedures

    Published: Jan 1996


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    Abstract

    Tuckpointing is a time tested method for maintaining masonry walls. Tuckpointing has been proven effective in reducing water permeance and improving the appearance of masonry walls. ASTM C270, “Standard Specification for Mortar for Unit Masonry”, provides guidelines in the appendix section for tuckpointing mortar. The Brick Institute of America also provides guidelines for tuckpointing procedures. These two sources often provide sufficient information for the designer to specify successful tuckpointing and for the mason to install successful tuckpointing. This paper will examine by case studies, tuckpointing materials and procedures and than compare effects of tuckpointing and surface grouting on water permeance.

    Keywords:

    tuckpointing, sand gradation, joint preparation, compaction, water permeance


    Author Information:

    Kaskel, BS
    Consultant, Vice President and Principal, and Senior Architect, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

    Chin, IR
    Consultant, Vice President and Principal, and Senior Architect, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

    Kim, KY
    Consultant, Vice President and Principal, and Senior Architect, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL


    Paper ID: STP18204S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C12.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP18204S


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