Grinding is the process of removing old mortar joints using a grinder (hand operated power tool, usually equipped with a diamond tipped blade. This work is required when old mortar joints are washed out or defective. Grinding provides space for new mortar to be applied.
Tuck pointing is the process of replacing the old mortar joints in the masonry wall with new mortar. Re-tuck pointed walls gain structural integrity, impermeability (resistance to moisture) is increased, and this process also improves the visual appearance of your wall.
We all know the problems that can arise from a deficiency of water. Tens of thousands of garden plants die every year from a lack of it. However, though having too little water can be destructive, having too much can be just as detrimental. Ideally your yard will have a certain slope to it, and hopefully that slope does not lead directly to your home or your gutter system does not lead directly onto your patio pavers. If your yard, or at least a good portion of it, slopes away from your house then you likely won’t have a problem at all. Rain won’t gather, it won’t seep into your basement and all will be well. However, if your yard does not slope, or it slopes toward your home, a heavy rain could mark the beginning of some serious problems. If your gutters and drains don’t utilize a daylight system, problems can also occur.
Bento Construction can help you if you have:
- Leaking basement
- Soil erosion
- Standing water in your yard
- Foundation issues
- Failing retaining walls
- Yard Re-grading
- Trench drainage
- Sump Pump