Striking is finishing the mortar joints
between newly laid bricks.
Pointing is applying a small amount of mortar into the face joint between bricks (either newly laid or in old brickwork
). In new brickwork, pointing can apply harder mortar to increase weather
protection on exposed faces. In old brickwork, pointing is often used to repair mortar joints which have been eroded by exposure to the elements.
- Brick Bonds (konstrukshon.com)