recessed joint

recessed pointing

recessed pointing
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.