Trades Alive – Mortar Repointing with Jessica


Mortar pointing is the process of renewing the external part of mortar joints in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay cause voids in the joints between masonry units which enables water inside. Water entering through these voids can cause significant damage through frost weathering and from salt dissolution and deposition.

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Join Jessica Gordon as she covers basic mortar repointing at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Trades Alive video series.

Tools Needed:

  • Trowel
  • Margin trowel
  • Tuck pointer

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed:

  • Hard hat
  • Safety vest
  • Eye glasses
  • Gloves

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