Pointing Plus Construction Co LLC

Pointing Plus Construction Co LLC Pointing Plus Construction Co LLC. provides quality restoration to the greater DC metropolitan area. Masonry and concrete restoration contractor in the DC Area.

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Pennsylvania blue stone treads with brick risers covering some old concrete.
01/25/2021

Pennsylvania blue stone treads with brick risers covering some old concrete.

1890’s rowhouse facade restoration.
05/12/2018

1890’s rowhouse facade restoration.

This brownstone building built in 1905 had a moisture issue on the base of the building. The Stone was always damp and t...
02/17/2018

This brownstone building built in 1905 had a moisture issue on the base of the building. The Stone was always damp and the base of the building never dried out. We added drainage to the building to keep the soil around the base dry. We extended out the downspout and graded the yard and added a French drain system to allow the water to flow away from the building and into the garden area.
We were called for n estimate because the joints in the stonework were so big that air was coming through into the basement and freezing water pipes. The old mortar between the stones was disintegrating because of all of the moisture in the stone and eventually left big gaps in the joints for cold damp air to get into the basement.
All of the joints on the stonework were cut out and some stones were taken out of the wall and relayed. We used a reddish colored mortar to match the top portion of the building. The original mortar joint looks like sticks out from the stone and looks like a bead. This style of mortar joint is called tuck pointing and should not be confused with repointing. Some stones on this building were in such bad shape that we had to precast new stones and install them. The reason for the stones cracking and disintegrating have to do with an improper mortar that was put in the order joints 20 years ago. This mortar was stronger than the stonework and also less porous. When the stones expand and contract they need a mortar that is flexible and soft. This motor should also be porous so that when the stones get wet the mortar will absorb the moisture and evaporator the moisture out of the stonework.

Lastly we resurfaced the porch deck To allow the water to run off and not absorb into the concrete.

Yesterday we removed an abandoned chimney from the roof to the 1st floor in a Capital Hill row house. The remaining bric...
01/05/2018

Yesterday we removed an abandoned chimney from the roof to the 1st floor in a Capital Hill row house. The remaining bricks will be used to restore the two remaining chimneys. Also removing plaster on second floor to give the house the exposed brick wall look. #rowhouseproblems #dirtyjobs @ Northeast Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

Most post WW2 buildings like this one do not need a full repoint job. The big problems this house will face are the addi...
11/03/2017

Most post WW2 buildings like this one do not need a full repoint job. The big problems this house will face are the addition of steel and concrete into masonry during this time period. Mainly the steel angle iron above the windows or the concrete sills will cause problems for the mortar. On this project I pressure washed the building. In doing so I was able to recreate the leak the customer experienced during a storm. I repointed the building where needed with a matching mortar and then added a water repellant. To finish off I painted the exposed angle iron header and caulked some around windows where needed. I normally don’t post much because it’s tough to see where I did work. I must stress keeping repairs flowing through the building is the art I’m trying to create. This building needed 5% repointed and chimney rebuilt 5 courses with a new top flue liner and a stainless steel rain cap.This is the first round of repairs done to the outside since 1940’s. This house is 70 years old and because a good roof flashing and gutter was always working this house will be around for much more.

Pointing Plus Construction Co LLC
01/24/2017

Pointing Plus Construction Co LLC

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01/24/2017

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Address

1214 Neal St NE
Washington D.C., DC
20002

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm
Thursday 7am - 5pm
Friday 7am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

Telephone

+12028126468

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