Tuckpointing is carried out mostly for aesthetic and/or maintenance reasons. Most repairs are done to just the deeper washed-out joints in the mortar between the bricks. We carefully tint our mortar before applying it to the joints, where we then texture its surface so it blends in with your existing colour and shadowing. This procedure creates a seamless appearance between the old and the new mortar, without leaving an ugly patchy looking wall.
Some of our clients want every joint ground out and re-pointed which gives a completely restored look. This is usually not necessary unless there have been many previous repairs done with varying colours or types of mortar, or if one would like to change the colour or style of the mortar throughout.