historic preservation & masonry Restoration


All structures require some form of regular maintenance. Pointing, also called re-pointing is the process of replacing deteriorated mortar in the joints of a masonry wall with new mortar. Over time, weathering and decay cause cracks in the joints allowing water to infiltrate into the structure.

Freeze-thaw cycles and salt dissolution weakens the mortar that causes water infiltration and resulting damage. Obvious signs of deterioration that signal the need for pointing, include: disintegrating mortar, cracks in mortar joints, loose bricks or stones, damp walls, or damaged plasterwork.

G.L. Capasso, Inc. understands the fundamentals of masonry construction. Our ability to understand the properties of mortar and to match and create a replica of mix design sets us apart from other restoration contractors. Whether the mortar is lime-based or cement-based, we understand how they are to be used. Our crews are highly experienced at the cutting process and utilize special pneumatic equipment to safely remove the mortar without damage to the adjacent brick or stone.

Improperly performed pointing will compromise the appearance and integrity of the structure. Indeed, bad work may even cause physical damage to the masonry and structure itself. Therefore, it is essential to hire quality craftsmen.  At G.L. Capasso, Inc., we ensure that the visual and physical integrity of your structure will be expertly restored and preserved. With over 40 years of pointing experience, G.L. Capasso, Inc. can handle any size tuck pointing project.

For more information on G.L. Capasso, Inc. services please contact us.