Failing to tuck point brick

What can happen if you fail to tuck point brick?

Asked by June on 18th Nov 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Tuckpointing repairs any gaps and helps seal the masonry to prevent water from further damaging your building. Gaps and cracks in mortar can be unsightly on the exterior of your building."
Answered on 23rd Dec 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Tuck pointing is a completely different style of of pointing, you are referring to ironing/ bucket handle jointing. Tuck pointing is a time consuming job to imitate gauged brickwork (3mm beds & perps)"
Answered on 22nd Jan 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Water can get into the join if the brick causing water damage inside of the cavity resulting in internal mold over time"
Answered on 18th Nov 2022 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
"Assuming you mean cut or weather struck provided the mortar joints have been pointed with a jointing tool absolutely nothing it is for aesthetic purposes only"
Answered on 18th Nov 2022 - Member since Nov 2017 - report
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