Tuckpointing Interior- Rehab of 4 Family Part 3

 How we  brought the Old Western – Old South St Louis ArchitectureDecor and Feel into a Modern Day ApartmentBenton Gut Rehab

We performed extensive tuck-pointing on the Building for

  • Aesthetic Purposes for the Interior-see Soulard* Red Colored Mortar in this picture below ) and 

    Structural Purposes  (see upcoming Green Blog Post) both of which have Energy Saving Benefits!

Materials/Tools Used for the Project:

  • Type N- Masonry and Tuckpoint Mortar Mix
  • Red Coloring (Soulard Red)- Dry Mix
  • 4 in Diamond Plated Grinder Wheels
  • Various Tuck-pointing tools- Concave Pointers
  • Hudson Sprayer
  • Step Ladders and Walk Boards
  • Safety Glasses / Dust Masks
  • Wheel Barrow and Garden Hoe

Before During and After Pictures of this stage of the project

Scotts Contracting Decorative Interior Tuckpointing Soulard Red Mortar Mix Type N
After we Ground out the Mortar Joints we then Tuck-pointed the Soulard Red Decorative Mortar Mix into the Mortar Joints.  Type N Masonry Mix “Pro Mix”
Scotts Contracting Decorative Interior Tuckpointing Soulard Red Mortar Mix Type N
  • Before We Removed the Damaged Exterior Wall.
  • We First Tuck-pointed the Brick Walls of the Building.
  • We
    could then Safely Remove the Damaged Lumber and Walls- after shoring up the
    existing Ceiling Joists (upcoming post in the Series)
  •  Rebuild the 2×6 Walls (upcoming post in the Series)
     
scotts Contracting Gut Rehab St Louis Missouri
Building the 2×6 Walls and Door Frame

  1. Removed all the old plaster from 2 walls int the Apartment then
  2. ground out all the mortar joints to a depth of one-half to three-quarters of an inch
  3. We then blew all the loose mortar from the area -To clean out the joints and prepare the Mortar Bed for the New Mix
  4. Dampened the area with a Hudson sprayer filled with water- before applying the Masonry Mix -On older buildings this is a critical step as it will help the Masonry Mix adhere to the Bricks while the New Mortar cures.
  5. We then filled the cracks with Type N Masonry and Tuckpoint Mix
  6. Brush the area for a consistent look
  7. Clean Up the area and enjoy the Decorative Look of the new Red Accent Walls
Soulard Red Decorative Fireplace and Accent Walls by Scotts Contrantracting
Scotts Contracting Decorative Interior Accent Wall Tuckpointing with Soulard Red Type N Masonry Mix

Soulard Red Decorative Fireplace and Accent Walls by Scotts Contracting
Scotts Contracting Decorative Interior Accent Wall Tuckpointing with Soulard Red Type N Masonry Mix

 The ‘Soulard Red’ Decorative Tuck-pointed Accent Walls when combined with: 

  • Modern Drywall that has a 
  • Smooth Textured Finish and a 
  • ‘Refinished Douglas Fir Wood Floor’ which Mother Nature has provided a natural reddish tint will give this kitchen and bedroom area the:

Old Western – Old South St Louis Architecture Decor and Feel into a Modern Day ApartmentBenton Gut Rehab

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