Pointing plays a very crucial role in a structure. It protects the masonry unit (brick, block, stone) and the soundness of the structure as a whole. If an inappropriate mortar is used for the particular masonry unit, it will damage the entire structure. Different appearance in pointing detail (ribbon, weathered, grapevine) not only add to cosmetic appearance, but have an important role in wicking and washing water away from the masonry structures.
Bucks County Magazine featured Jon in its fall 2014 "Close Up" section highlighting his award winning masonry heater.
This chimney was repointed, relined, and sealed at the top.
Home and Hearth Masonry was awarded 1st Place in designing and building a masonry heater with a bake oven and heated benches.
This "herringbone" brick pattern showns historic detail of a rose color, and heavy aggregate/sand.
Owner and Mason, Jon Madle sitting in front of a historic bee hive oven.
This chimney was restored from roofline up, with the addition of a top mount/sealing damper to keep weather, water, downdraft, animals, out during months not in use.
Old stone foundations often need repair, repointing and replastering.
This basement wall was restored and parged/plastered and repointed to brighten and clean up the basement while adding historic aesthetic.
Old Cornerstones and foundations often need repair. This particular wall shows a combination of stonework, detailed pointing, and plastering.