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Mortar Math: Calculating how much mortar will you need for your masonry project?

The amount of mortar needed for pointing or laying in masonry relies on 4 factors.   Project type Brick, block, or stone size. Joint size Neatness...
A Mason's Guide: Color Matching Mortar for laying & pointing around old work areas.

A Mason's Guide: Color Matching Mortar for laying & pointing around old work areas.

Color matching new mortar to existing mortar can be a delicate thing. With masonry restoration work, we often find ourselves in a place where we wi...
Mortar Types

Choosing the proper mortar type for any masonry application, and then where to buy it.

The mortar used for pointing, tuckpointing, or laying any particular brick, block or stone should be guided by the inherent strengths of the particular brick, block or stone. The strengths are based on how much directional force the brick/block/stone can take before permanently deforming or failing. The amount of stress at which the material fails is the yield point of each strength. 

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