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.
"spot pointing" repairs on a chimney.
Brick Pointing struck to a sealed, professional detail in Flourtown, Pa.
Stone pointing a brownstone chimney in Horsham, Pa with a "raked" detail.
A new chimney accented with matching white Coping and mortar in Haycock, Pa.
Brick pointing shown in Philadelphia, Pa. A common area in need of repointing is around water run-off/drains.
"Raked" stone pointing detail in a historic smokehouse hidden in Buckwampum Mountain, Pa. The plaster was removed and wall cleaned, then repointed.
"Spot pointing" a dated brick paver patio in flourtown, Pa.
"Flush struck" pointing detail shown on dated brick paver walk in Flourtown, Pa.
"Flush struck" pointing detail on dated brick walk in Flourtown, Pa.