Preparing for Steel Installation

CHICAGO, IL – Preparation work continues at the Shrine for installation of the steel.  New brick was been laid and old brick has been *tuckpointed in preparation for the installation of the bond beam at the top of the north parapet wall.  The bond beam will stabilize the wall during the steel replacement.

*Tuckpointing in general, refers to the process of repairing mortar joints in stone or brick masonry wall by grinding or raking out the old mortar to create depth and then filling in with new mortar.