How to Estimate Tuck-pointing Jobs

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How to Estimate Tuck-pointing Jobs
Tuck-pointing seals gaps in mortar. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Tuck-pointing will make your brick walls appear fresh. The process of removing loose mortar and replacing with fresh mortar while filling gaps that have accumulated over the life of the wall is an important one, and it will increase the aesthetic appeal of your home or structure. You can only get an exact estimate from a professional contractor who examines your brick walls. That said, you can start with a rough figure and evaluate the factors that will further drive the price. There are a few variables; each will impact the process of the work and price of your job. Try to get multiple professional estimates before hiring for the job.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the length and width of the wall to be tuck-pointed.

  2. 2

    Multiply the length and width measurements. This gives you the area. For example, if your wall is 19 feet by 17 feet, that is 323 square feet.

  3. 3

    Repeat the process of measuring length and width, then multiplying to find area for all walls to be tuck-pointed.

  4. 4

    Add all the square footage figures together.

  5. 5

    Multiply the square footage aggregate by 7. That is a low estimate. Multiply the square footage aggregate by 10. That is a high estimate. For example, if your tuck pointing job will cover 1,245 square feet, the low side estimate is £5,664, and the high side is £809.

  6. 6

    Consider other cost drivers. Missing or broken bricks that will require repair will up your cost. Foundational problems with your walls also will up your costs. Joints at doors and windows, which may require special sealing or preparation, can drive up costs. Smaller jobs may cost more relative to higher-square-footage jobs due to time savings embedded on big jobs.

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