Recessed joint | Article about recessed joint by The Free Dictionary
In masonry, a joint
in which the mortar is pressed back, about ¼ in. (6 mm) from the wall face, to protect the mortar from peeling.
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I'm not keen on a recessed joint
as it leaves a ledge for the water to soak into, nor the flush point as this is difficult to compact the mortar back into the joint.
The cladding has a series of insulated panels defined by 20mm recessed joints
sealed with EPDM gaskets.
Externally, the weight of the concrete wall panels with their deeply recessed joints
is counterbalanced by otherwise taut detailing.