Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing photo
Tuckpointing photo

In order for joints to be tuckpointed, old mortar must be ground from their joints using a grinder.

Tuckpointing photo
Tuckpointing photo

After a joint has been ground, it is cleaned and new mortar is applied.

Tuckpointing photo
Tuckpointing photo

A Central employee applies fresh mortar to a terra cotta façade.

Tuckpointing photo
Tuckpointing photo

Tuckpointers push mortar from their “hawks” into open mortar joints.

Tuckpointing photo
Tuckpointing photo

The thin mortar joints between these Roman brick are sometimes referred to as “butter joints.”