Tuckpointing & Masonry Repair Services

Buildings age. Accidents happen. Shoddy contractors perform dubious repairs. Once-in-a-century weather events occur (and, it seems, more and more frequently). When trouble arises, AAA-1 Masonry & Tuckpointing is here for you.

We are masonry restoration and preservation experts, and have been serving the North Shore and greater Chicagoland area continuously for over 65 years. We are as comfortable replacing shelf angles from a swingstage 20 stories in the air as we are replacing deteriorated bricks in your mother-in-law’s chimney. We restore historically significant structures as well as newer split-face block condominiums. We know how to match mortar color and texture. We are licensed mason contractors with centuries of field experience. And we have worked with the area's most respected architects, engineers, property management companies and contractors.

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Masonry Sealing/Waterproofing

Waterproofing solutions are intended to protect your masonry from the ingress of wind-driven rain. AAA-1 Masonry & Tuckpointing applies only Chem-Trete 100% silane sealants due to their distinct advantages over inferior waterproofing solutions found at the big-box stores and many masonry supply stores.

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Grinding & Tuckpointing

Maintaining sound mortar joints is critical to the health of every masonry building. Our skilled masons can repair damaged mortar joints, and make your project structurally sound and beautiful to view.

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Brick Rebuilding

'When bricks are severely effloresced, spalled or otherwise severely damaged, then the bricks may need to be replaced. We can repair and rebuild your brick work. Our services also include Parapet Rebuilding & Repair & Chimney Rebuilding & Repair.'

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Masonry Cleaning

AAA-1 Masonry & Tuckpointing staff specializes in the cleaning of brick, stone, concrete, and terra cotta. We will evaluate the condition of your current masonry, and determine the appropriate cleaning method to achieve your desired result.

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Steel Lintel & I-Beam Replacement

A lintel or I-beam is a piece of steel that supports the masonry above a door or window. As lintels age, they rust and swell and create growing pressure within the masonry wall. We can replace your deteriorated, deflected or otherwise defective steel lintels with new properly primed and twice-painted steel, through-wall flashing and end dams.

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Critical Facade Inspection

AAA-1 Masonry & Tuckpointing works with owners of commercial and institutional buildings and condominium associations to comply with their respective facade ordinances. We have longstanding relationships with the most respected engineering and architectural firms in Illinois, and work in conjunction with them to ensure appropriate facade compliance.

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AAA-1 Masonry & Tuckpointing uses only commercial-grade sealants on its projects. In conjunction with joint cleaners, primers and backer rod or bond breaker, our caulk jobs provide long-lived weathertight protection.

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