“Tuckpointing” or “repointing” refers to putting in mortar where it is missing or damaged. In most cases, we need to cut out and replace the mortar using tools. At Randals Masonry Restoration, we do tuckpointing when appropriate. Our repaired chimney sections or brick walls blend seamlessly with the original mortar. However, sometimes the mortar has deteriorated too badly to be fixed this way. In these cases, we cut out all the old mortar and replace it.