Over time, the mortar in brick joints naturally cracks and
deteriorates leaving mortar joints weakened and open. This not only detracts from the aesthetics of your building but
it detracts from the structural integrity of it as well. The process of
repairing a mortar joint in a brick wall is called "tuckpointing." The term comes from the process of tucking mortar
into the damaged mortar joint with the point of a trowel called a "pointing trowel." Tuckpointing is a critical
maintenance task and keeps water from entering the brick wall cavity. If water is allowed to get past the mortar and into
the wall, brick failure may occur such as cracking or spalling (popping off of the brick face).