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A Masonry Contractor’s Tools of the Trade

Monday, April 1st, 2019

With the right tools, a masonry contractor knows how to set level, strong and beautiful masonry.

If you are getting masonry work done for the first time, or maybe you’ve considered tackling a small project yourself, you’ve probably wondered how the pros get it done. With the right tools, a masonry contractor knows how to set level, strong, and beautiful masonry. Below is a quick look at what’s in the average masonry toolkit.

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What Tools and Materials Are Used For Masonry Repairs?

Friday, January 11th, 2019
What Tools and Materials Are Used For Masonry Repairs?

One good way to prepare for the care and maintenance of your own masonry structures is to familiarize yourself with the tools and materials that are commonly used for masonry repairs.

One of the things that makes masonry so special is the simplicity of the materials used to make strong and beautiful structures. Masonry represents the background of many construction projects, so the stone and construction methods need to ensure a strong, durable structure for years to come. One good way to prepare for the care and maintenance of your own masonry structures is to familiarize yourself with the tools and materials that are commonly used for masonry repairs. Read on for our useful guide to masonry repair materials and tools. (more…)

What’s in a Mason’s Basic Toolkit?

Friday, December 4th, 2015
basic masonry toolkit

There are a handful of tools that you’ll find in every mason’s toolkit.

You may have wondered what tools a mason needs to create a wall or a walkway. Whether you are a masonry enthusiast or just plain curious, we can share with you the tools of our trade. Read on to learn what tools a mason uses to lay level bricks, make mortar, and cut concrete.

Trowel

You’ll never catch a mason without his trusty trowel. Trowels are used for applying mortar and come in two varieties: London and Philadelphia. The difference between these two types of trowels is just the subtle shape of the blade; each one is just as good as the other for handling mortar. A larger trowel will most likely be used to apply mortar to new bricks and stones. A smaller trowel is great for the delicate work of repairing old mortar joints and scraping off excess mortar. (more…)