A tooled joint between the units in a brick or masonry wall.
Recessed mortar joint in the form of a quirked bead; a joint with a raised bead in the center that projects past the surface of the brick or stone.
The horizontal joint between two masonry courses.
A recessed masonry joint formed in mortar by the use of a curved steel jointing tool; because of its curved shape, it is very effective in resisting moisture.
A masonry joint finished flush with the surface.
A closely fitted joint in masonry, usually without mortar; also a machined metal joint that fits tightly without packing or employing a gasket.
A vertical joint between two masonry units that is perpendicular to the face of the wall.
A joint made by removing the surface of mortar with a square-edged tool while it is still soft; produces marked shadows and tends to darken the overall appearance of a wall; not a weather-tight joint.
In stone masonry, a deeply sunk mortar joint that has been emphasized by having the edges of adjacent stones chamfered or recessed below the surface of the stone facing.
A masonry joint from which excess mortar has been removed by a stroke of the trowel, leaving a flush joint; a weather-struck joint.
Any masonry joint that has been prepared with a tool before the mortar in the joint has set rigidly.
A mortar joint finished by striking off excess mortar with a trowel.
A horizontal V-shaped mortar joint made with a steel jointing tool; very effective in resisting the penetration of rain.
A horizontal masonry joint in which the mortar is sloped outward from the upper edge of the lower brick, so as to shed water readily; formed by pressing the mortar inward at the upper edge of the joint.
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Any joint between masonry units bonded with mortar. See colonial joint, concave joint, excess joint, extruded joint, flat joint, flush-cut joint, hick joint, hungry joint, keyed joint, raked joint, rodded joint, rough-cut joint, ruled joint, scored joint, scribed joint, skintled joint, spalled joint, struck joint, tooled joint, troweled joint, V-joint, weather joint, weather-struck joint. Also see pointing.
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