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.
Matching brick dust "pozzolan" in this mortar identifies historic detail in Philadelphia, Pa.
A ratio of brown bar sand, crushed terra cotta, white cement, and brown oxide pigment mixed together forms a mortar mix for a specific pointing application in Springtown, Pa.
A "ragged" pointing detail shown on a schist/mica stone blend in Philadelphia, Pa.
A schist/mica stone blend struck with a concave detail, and distressed to bring out aggregate/sand detail.
Dated brick detail in Perkasie,Pa. A historic, natural lime based mortar/sand mix cures light in color.
"v-taper" pointing shown on a schist/mica stone blend in Wyndmoor, Pa.
"V-taper" pointing detail shown in "buff" color. A beautiful contrast between blue Wissahickon, Pa schist stone.
Historic restoration offers timeless, unmatched character in Chestnut Hill, Pa.
Rebuilding cornerstones with a "raked" detail.
This historic farmhouse in Haycock, Pa is repointed with a "freehand ribbon" pointing detail.