Tuckpointing Technique Restores Former Glory

The Park Ridge, IL-based Masonry Advisory Council's latest newsletter featured one of BTLA's recent projects: the Benefits Department Building at Northwestern University. As I discuss on our portfolio page, this brick and stone structure was originally built in 1895 and required extensive work on the masonry as well as the original wood cornice. Berglund Construction served as both the Masonry Contractor and the General Contractor.

The 12,000 square foot of exterior wall surface of the building had a wide range of brick colors, surface deterioration, changes to brick texture due to exposure, and brick sizes. Berglund used age old tuckpointing techniques to help bring this building back to life. The project took about 5 months to complete. Take a moment to read this detailed profile.