Do the terms tuckpointing and repointing mean the same thing?
Most of the time the two terms are used interchangeably. The Brick Institute of America (BIA), however, does make a slight distinction between them. Tuckpointing is only the act of placing new mortar in cut out or defective mortar joints. Repointing encompasses the act of cutting out the defective mortar joints and replacing them with new mortar.