Frequently Asked Questions

At Olsen Tuckpointing Company, we understand that you may have questions and concerns regarding your project, and we are here to answer them! We have more than 55 years of experience and we have a proven track record of customer satisfaction. We encourage you to read through some of our frequently asked questions and of course, if you are still seeking answers, contact us right away!

What is tuckpointing?
Tuckpointing is the process of removing and replacing badly damaged mortar and brick. Our team uses specialized tools to help ensure the highest quality of craftsmanship. Your masonry will be restored to its original condition.

Will the entire chimney, wall or house need tuckpointing?
We typically tuckpoint as necessary – replacing the damaged mortar joints or brick only as needed. Matching the mortar color, brickwork, and joint design is essential. Call in the experts at Olsen Tuckpointing Company – we don't consider the job complete until you're happy with the results.

How long should the Tuckpointing last?
Assuming any leaking or settling problems in the area are effectively fixed, tuckpointing should last years if not decades.

I’ve heard about skim-coating the mortar joints – is this a good solution?
If tuckpointing is needed, the mortar joints must be ground out to a depth of ½” to 1” to ensure longevity. Skim coating will pop out – it’s only a short-term fix and not a long-term solution.

Are you licensed?
Yes! Olsen Tuckpointing Company is proud to be a licensed, insured and bonded team that has more than 55 years of experience. We have a track record for success and always work to ensure our customers are completely satisfied with their finished product.

I need a new chimney, can you help?
Olsen Tuckpointing Company is proud to offer chimney restoration and repair for all Barrington and suburban Chicago customers. We will assess the damage and overall scope of your project and get started on helping your home look good-as-new!

Do you provide masonry cleaning services?
Whether you are just finishing a new construction project, or if you are looking to clean an old, weather-dated building, you can contact Olsen Tuckpointing Company. We provide chemical and restoration cleaning services to our clients to help restore the look of their brick and stone.

How can I get an estimate?
Olsen Tuckpointing Company makes it easy to get a free estimate on your next project! All you need to do is complete our online free estimate form to get started!

Still need answers? Call Barrington tuckpointing specialists at Olsen Tuckpointing Company!

For more information on how Olsen Tuckpointing Company can help you, contact our professionals to get started!



Reviews


I highly recommend this company
Oct 30, 2021 | | Huntley, IL

5 of 5

Olsen is a excellent company to work with. Every step from the first phone contact to the proposal through the completion of the work was a thoroughly wonderful experience. The staff is professional, they explain everything thoroughly and make sure you are completely happy with the job. Bob did a beautiful job and you can’t tell where the mortar was replaced. He was so thoughtful and took into consideration that my neighbor recently had some painting done on the exterior of his home, so Bob made sure no dust went in that direction. The job is beautiful and they leave your property very clean.

Olsen is a company that provides excellent service and will ...
Sep 28, 2021 | | Barrington, IL

5 of 5

I have used the services of Olsen Tuckpointing on two occasions and was very satisfied both times. The first service call addressed some chimney concerns, and the second one involved power washing and waterproofing the chimney as well as tuckpointing various problem areas on the exterior of my house. The estimates for the jobs were done in a very timely manner, and the brothers who worked on my second job were extremely personable and efficient/skilled in their respective professions. I would highly recommend Olsen Tuckpointing!