What is the Difference Between Repointing and Tuckpoining?

Repointing and Tuckpointing are two mortar joint repair processes which involves removal of old mortar from the joints and filling it with new mortar. Repointing involves replacing mortar joints in bricks that are cracked or damaged. Tuckpointing involves filling small cracks in bricks with new mortar.

Repointing is an older technique used to repair brickwork. It was originally developed as a means of repairing old masonry walls. Today, it is also used to restore brickwork that has been damaged by water infiltration.

Tuckpointing is a newer method of brick repair. It was first introduced in the United States during the early 1900s. Tuckpointing is now widely used throughout Europe and North America.


The basic difference between the repointing and tuckpointing is enlisted one by one:

1. Repointing is the actual process of removing old damaged mortar joint and renew them with new mortar. Tuckpointing involves filling the mortar in pre-cleaned mortar joints

2. Repointing is mainly the repair job while tuckpointing is a damage control job.


3. Repointing is filled with a single mortar mix, while tuckpointing use two different colors of mortar to fill the mortar joints of the brickwork.

4. Repointing is focused more on filling or repairing joints on joints that are damaged, crumbled, and cracked. While tuckpointing is used to focus more on the appearance of the brick.

Read More: 

Post a Comment


Close Menu