Tuckpointing is a brick and mortar repair method of treatment for brick walls for brick homes and or building restorations where the bricks available or laid are substandard in shape, colour and finish. The bricklaying is often as substandard as the actual brick making the overall appearance of the brick wall unsightly. Tuckpointing replaces the cracked mortar providing a highly appealing decorative finish.
To Tuckpoint, brick mortar joints are filled with a mortar that is similar in colour to the brick face. The mortar is flushed flat with the brick face and pushed into any imperfections of the brick edge and surface. The Tuck Pointing mix is then applied in a symmetrical form that suits proper brick sizing in a pattern that suits the style of that building or in general the brick bond type that the Architect was or is trying to achieve.