What is tuckpointing? Tuckpointing, sometimes referred to as repointing or brick pointing, is a process to finish or repair mortar joints between bricks or stones with a narrow ridge of lime putty or fine lime mortar.
What Is Tuckpointing Brick?
Tuckpointing is the process of repairing and restoring the mortar joints in between bricks. Over time, the mortar joints can become cracked, chipped, and damaged, which can lead to water damage and structural problems.
Tuckpointing is a way to repair these damaged mortar joints and restore the strength and stability of the brick wall. Tuckpointing is a two–step process.
First, the damaged mortar is removed from the joint. This is done using a tuckpointing chisel and hammer. The chisel is placed into the joint and the mortar is chipped away.
Once all of the damaged mortar has been removed, the joint is then cleaned out with a wire brush. The second step of tuckpointing is to fill the joint with new mortar.
The type of mortar used will depend on the type of brick and the application. Once the joint is filled, it is then smoothed out with a trowel. Tuckpointing is a specialized skill and should only be done by a trained professional.
It is important to choose a qualified contractor who has experience with tuckpointing. Tuckpointing is not a do–it–yourself project and should only be done by someone who