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Title: Everything You Need to Know About Masonry Pointing


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Everything You Need to Know About Masonry Pointing
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  • Brick masonry construction can be extremely
    effective, durable and attractive when used in a
    construction project, and pointing in brick
    masonry can be used to accentuate the
    craftmanship and improve its overall appearance.
  • To restore the condition and physical appearance
    of the structure of a building, pointing work
    typically forms an important part of overall and
    ongoing building maintenance, and can even make
    the structure more robust and weatherproof.
    Carried out by a professional masonry contractor,
    lets look at masonry pointing in a little more
    detail

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  • What exactly is pointing?
  • When used in the maintenance of a building, such
    as your home, pointing refers to the technique in
    which mortar joints between bricks and other
    masonry elements is professionally repaired.
    Removed by hand or with the use of a power tool,
    the aging mortar is replaced with fresh mortar of
    the same composition as the original.
  • What are the different types of pointing used in
    brick masonry?
  • When deciding which type of pointing to use in
    brick masonry construction, its important to
    discuss your options in detail with an
    experienced masonry contractor, who can guide you
    towards the best solution for your buildings
    particular needs.

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  • Below are 8 of the most common types of pointing
  • Flush pointing
  • With this technique, the mortar gets filled and
    pressed into a mortar joint, and the finishing
    work is completed by flushing off the edges of
    the stones or bricks, to give it a smooth
    appearance.
  • Tuck pointing
  • This method involves the mortar joints being
    filled and pressed to make them level with the
    masonry surface, and the grooves are cut in the
    mortar joint while its still fresh, before being
    filled with white cement putty.

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  • Beaded pointing
  • Beaded pointing is when grooves that are concave,
    are formed into a joint and pressed into a
    masonry joint. Tools that are concave in shape
    are used to match the shape of the grooves.
  • Weathered pointing
  • When the fresh mortar is pressed into a joint
    using the weathered pointing technique, the tip
    of the horizontal joint is pressed back with the
    aid of a pointing tool, to give a sloping look
    from the top to the bottom.

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  • Keyed pointing
  • Using a trowel, fresh mortar is pressed into the
    joints before being gently curved, to form a
    curved arc in the joint and give a smooth surface
    to the face of the masonry.
  • Recessed pointing
  • Once the joint is filled with mortar in recessed
    pointing, a straight tool is used to push it back
    from the edge, giving an even, straight and
    vertical line and finish.

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  • Struck pointing
  • In struck pointing, the mortar is filled first,
    before being pressed to match the face of the
    brick masonry, before the joints top edge is
    pressed inside around 10mm in comparison to the
    bottom corner. This technique helps to form a
    slope from top to bottom, in which rain water
    will simply slide off quickly and drain away.
  • V grooved pointing
  • In much the same method as keyed pointing, the
    mortar is filled and pressed into a joint, before
    a V-shaped tool is used to form a V-shaped groove
    in the joint this method has a particularly
    aesthetic appeal.

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  • Its important to remember that masonry work can
    literally, make or break a building, and that
    only by working with an experienced masonry
    contractor, can you ever guarantee that youll do
    your home justice when maintenance work is being
    carried out.

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  • RZ Construction Group Inc is one of the best
    fully inclusive masonry contractors in Queens NYC
    and provides high quality services including
    apartment renovation. From initial design to
    final clean up, our results speak for themselves.
    We are fully licensed, insured, and bonded to
    provide both commercial and residential
    construction services to customers in Astoria and
    the surrounding area. Proud to serve New York
    State for 25 years. No job is too small nor too
    big. If you are looking for masons in Astoria NY
    or want to know more about our wide range of
    professional but affordable construction and
    repair services, reach out to us at (718)
    938-9887.
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