Monday, June 26, 2017
Definition of striking and pointing in brickwork
The variation among 'striking' and 'pointing' is given below :-
Styles of finishing - Either striking or pointing, the elementary finishes remain the similar:
It can be obtained by drawing a strip of wood having dimension 12mm wide, 6mm thick and 100mm long along the joints as soon as the mortar has begun to run off.
The joint is prepared by drawing the blade of a small trowel, sloping marginally inwards at the top, backwards along the joint, the top edge of the trowel start joining the bottom of the bricks over the joint being struck.
HOLLOW KEY: Hollow key – It is built up by dragging a proper curved or round shaped piece of metal (i.e. tube or rod) along the joints.