Types of joints

The form of the joint also influences the appearance of a facade. Of course the height of the joint plays an important role, but the depth is also important. The deeper the joint, the more it will end up in the background. This creates a shadow play between the joint and the facing brick,which especially emphasises the colour of the brick. There are various standard types of joints. The price depends of course on the labour intensiveness.

Flush joint

Working method
The mortar is generously applied and levelled in a smooth way so that the mortar is flush to the brickwork.

Effect
This form of pointing is often used with colouring on colouring joint mortars. The even surface that is desired is emphasised this way.

Flush brushed joint

Working method
The mortar is generously applied but not levelled smoothly. Brushing the excess mortar creates a more rough joint with more texture.

Effect
Here also this type of pointing creates an even surface when using colouring on colouring mortar. In addition, the brushed effect creates facade with more character.

Weather struck joint

Working method
The mortar is applied partially recessed in an angle of 45°.

Effect
This creates a shadow effect. The horizontal lines of the facade are emphasised.

Recessed joint

Working method
This is an extra raked joint. The mortar is applied 2 to 5 mm deeper than the visible surface of the facade.

Effect
The emphasis is laid on the horizontal aspect of the facade, especially in combination with full vertical head joints or even no vertical head joints at all.

Raked joint

This is also a very common type of pointing.

Working method
The mortar is pressed a bit inwards so that it is approximately 2 mm recessed compared to the facing brick.

Effect
This creates more shadow between the joint and the brick and gives a very well-cared-for appearance. Can be done smooth or brushed.

Convex joint

This is a type of joint that is less common because it requires more time and expertise.

Working method
The mortar is generously applied but not levelled smoothly. Brushing the excess mortar creates a more rough joint with more texture.

Effect
Here also this type of pointing creates an even surface when using colouring on colouring mortar. In addition, the brushed effect creates facade with more character.