Nova Construction Pro has more than 35 years of experience in repointing; both homes, as well as commercial buildings in Northern Virginia. Many of the commercial buildings that were built before 1920 require constant maintenance on their brick façades. If they are older, they may have been built using bricks and mortar that are deemed substandard in today’s masonry construction. Properly repointing a commercial or even a residential structure takes great planning, especially if it is in a historical district. The first step in preparing the bricks for any restoration requires carefully looking at the mortar joints in determining what type of mortar was used originally.