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Tuckin' Things Up

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...

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

Mortar Types
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. 

Color me Rusty: Colors/Dyes/Tints in Masonry

Color me Rusty: Colors/Dyes/Tints in Masonry
Coloring/Dying/Tinting mortar is no new thing, it's been around quite a while. It's older than me even, and I am 32 1/2 years old.  That's old for...

Mortar Extraction Contraptions: Tools to remove mortar

Mortar Removal Methods Grinding Vs. Raking
Out with the old, in with new. I made that up just now. Prove I didn't. Mortar is generally replaced when it's deteriorated, through the process of...

How does a pointer choose a jointer?

How does a pointer choose a jointer?
Choosing the right size jointer for your project. Some common jointers for different joint profiles pictured above. From Left to Right: 1. Ribbo...