AMR Labs
817-366-8376
MortarLab@gmail.com 

 

Brick Repair and Tuckpointing Mortar

We offer brick mortar matching services.

You can send samples of hardened mortar for testing to us at the following address.

AMR Labs
1525 Corona Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048

We are making brick mortar cracks disappear. - AMR

 

AMR Labs is dedicated to matching mortar for repairing and repointing brick mortar cracks.
This is why we offer various forms of matching mortar including mortar analysis, mortar testing, sand analysis, mortar composition testing, and custom mortar color matching.

 

Brick Repair Services

Brick Repair Mortar-Tuckpointing

Brick Repair Services
AMR Labs provides mortar matching services to help you better match mortar for fixing brick mortar cracks and deterioration. When repointing or tuckpointing is needed to repair mortar, it is important to get a repair mortar that is designed for matching the existing mortar to ensure a better bond, match color, match composition formula and ratio, and compressive strength or crushing pressure of mortar. These will all affect the quality of the repair, durability of the repairs, the appearance of the restoration, and can prevent re-cracking, spalling, popping, or additional damage to the bricks.

Matching Brick Mortar for Repair

Brick Mortar Matching
Matching brick mortar for repairs is often where masonry contractors go wrong. It has become a common practice to only attempt matching mortar color. This practice might work in cases where the mortar type is known, and the brick repair mortar is mixed from base elements to the formula for the known mortar type.
This is rarely the case in mortar repair. Most brick masons don't create their own mortar mix, but rather use small portions of a premix mortar that requires the total content of each bag to produce the specified mortar type. When these bags are broken, so are the ratios of their binders and it changes the mortar type. This results in an unknown mortar type used for repointing, and tends to cause damage or crack again.
The process for brick mortar matching requires a known mortar type and the mortar mix formula before it can be adjusted to match the mortar color.

Tuckpointing & Repairing Mortar Cracks Between Bricks


Repairing and tuckpointing mortar cracks, fix brick mortar cracking, or replacing crumbling mortar requires a tuckpointing mortar that is designed to match the existing mortar to prevent the various forms of damage that may occur to the brick walls. Tuckpointing mortar is generally mixed in small portion that are made per the formula of the known existing mortar type.
If you have an unknown mortar mix, the only way to be sure in matching the mortar for brick repair is to get the mortar tested. Through analyzing samples of the old mortar, the mortar composition formula is provided, and can be adjusted in tones and pigments to match the mortar color for tuckpointing mortar cracking and replacing crumbling mortar joints.

DIY Brick Repair/Masonry Repair Products

DIY Masonry Repair Products
AMR Labs provides a few DIY masonry repair products that include tuckpoint mortars that are prematched to your mortar repair, brick repair training videos, and a DIY brick repair guide. These masonry repair products are designed to help you complete quality mortar repair like a professional brick mason.
In fact, many masonry restoration contractors across the nation use our mortar matching services, custom pointing mortars, and our training videos and brick repair guide.

Custom Matched Brick Repair Mortar
Our custom matched brick repair mortar or pre-matched tuckpointing mortar mix is custom blended to match the formula of your existing mortar. As needed, mortar composition testing may be required to determine the mortar composition formula of the original mortar before color matching is possible, then bags of custom mortar mix can be made for your brick repair or you can use the formula to make your own repointing mortar mix.

Brick Repair Mortar Costs


The cost of brick repair mortar is $75 per box of pre-matched mortar. Each box of brick repair mortar contains 2 one gallon bags of custom tuckpoint mortar mix.
Custom brick repair mortars require a formula for matching, and may require having the mortar analyzed and a mortar color match.
Composition analysis costs $350 to get the base mortar formula for the mortar type determined, and color matching is an additional $150. If you already know the mortar type/formula, you will only need the color portion of mortar matching ($150).
Each bag of brick repair mortar mixes with about 2.5 gallons sand and about a gallon of water to produce approximately 4 gallons of pointing mortar for your masonry repair. 1-2 boxes are generally enough for most brick repair projects.

Brick Repair Guide-How to repair cracks in brick walls

DIY Brick Repair Guide
Learning to fix brick mortar cracks has never been so easy. It could take years of guided training on multiple jobsites to learn how to repair cracks in brick walls. Well, that was before The Brick Repair Guide. This masonry repair manual is the complete training book written by James Nech after many years of experience training masonry repair crews how to repair mortar cracks and replace damaged bricks. It guides you through all of the tools needed for repairing mortar cracks, and step-by-step through the process of brick repair. This DIY training manual is the complete guide to brick repair and is used by brick masons across the country for training their crews, and has helped many homeowners across the nation to repoint damaged mortar and replace cracked bricks and tile.

The Brick Repair Guide  Brick Repair Guide

DIY Brick Repair Training Videos
The perfect compliment to our DIY brick repair guide are these training videos. These DIY brick repair training videos provide a visual instruction of how to fix mortar cracks in brick, replace broken bricks, repair firebox cracks, and how to mix mortar. They are available as a complete set with a copy of The Brick Repair Guide for easy reference as you perform your masonry repairs.

DIY Brick Repair Kit
Build your own brick repair kit by selecting what you need and adding them to your cart. If you need the brick repair guide or training videos, you need to order these downloads (or the package download) separately so PayPal can forward you to the correct page for downloading your copy.
In addition to the brick repair training products, we recommend mortar testing, mortar matching, and custom matched mortar to complete your DIY brick repair kit.

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