In a statement read out by his lawyer in court today, Corry said he helped to install the mortar launcher.He said the aim was not to kill as many British soldiers as possible, but simply to show that they were not safe even outside the UK.
Two of them failed to go off and the third hit the driveway of a nearby petrol station.
Structures with all-masonry exteriors come to mind immediately, but most other buildings at least have masonry foundations or chimneys.
Although generally considered "permanent," masonry is subject to deterioration, especially at the mortar joints.
Repointing, also known simply as "pointing"or—somewhat inaccurately—"tuck pointing"*, is the process of removing deteriorated mortar from the joints of a masonry wall and replacing it with new mortar.
Properly done, repointing restores the visual and physical integrity of the masonry.