Tuck Pointing is employed in the conservation and restoration of existing brickwork.
Using traditional methods with a tuck iron, the process is slow but produces excellent results to complement and enhance buildings of a bygone age. The images on below provide a visual sample of the process.
Existing, old mortar is raked out and filled with replacement mortar made up to match the existing brickwork. It is then finished off with lime pointing which sets together with the new mortar giving the illusion of gauged brickwork.