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Tuck-pointing

Tuck-pointing on the church building begins September 30

Stone and brick masonry is virtually maintenance free. However, as brick buildings like Trinity Lutheran Church age, cracks in the mortar or crumbling mortar due to water damage sometimes need to be repaired. Tuck-pointing is the process of repairing mortar joints in stone or brick masonry walls by grinding or raking out the old mortar to a certain depth and then filling in with new mortar.

We expect the tuck-pointing process to last from 2-4 weeks, depending on the weather. The building will be accessible during the process, though there will be some disruption to the outside of the building, and the project will only be suspended for a day if there is a funeral.

Tuck-pointing was identified as a maintenance need for the church building about a year ago, and money was set aside from the Heritage Endowment Fund in order to pay for it.