What is a brick jointer?
A brick jointer is a hand tool designed to imprint grooves into recently filled mortar joints at the stage when they are starting to set. Using a brick jointer helps to improve the lifespan and visual impact of the mortar.
A mortar joint is a term used to refer to the surface layer of mortar used to join bricks to one another. A brick jointer is sometimes referred to as a ‘mortar finishing tool’.
This is an umbrella term, encompassing many different masonry tools. It is used to refer to any tool which can shape the mortar between bricks. A ‘jointer’ is a specific type of tool within this category.
Why use a brick jointer?
You may wish to carry out brick jointing to fulfil a number of key purposes:
1. To help compact mortar between bricks, improving water resistance.
2. To improve the appearance of mortar, revealing the edges of the brick.
3. To create the appearance of merged bricks.