In the blog before last, we gave you a guide on how to buy masonry tools. However, we couldn’t fit it all into one blog. We can’t stress enough how having the proper tools can make a construction project go smoother. Whether you’re a homeowner that enjoys DIY projects or a contractor hired to construct a commercial property, we’re here to help guide you through hardscaping. To learn about how to purchase some more masonry tools that we did not mention, keep reading!
Brick hammers are like other hammers in the sense where they do have a flat face. However, they are unique because they have a chisel-shaped blade that you can use to cut through stone cleanly. You can also use the flat, durable face to break rocks or break down concrete.
When you have cracks and spaces (known as joints), between brick, you can use a jointer to close these gaps. Jointers help to give your masonry project a structured and finished look. Jointers also help with durability and ensure that water cannot easily seep into the hardscape. When you buy a jointer, you should make sure that it’s smaller than the joint size so that you don’t spill mortar.
Levels and Mason’s Lines
Levels are useful when you need to build a wall. They aid in your keeping your construction project vertically and horizontally even. They come in a variety of sizes so that it will best suit your project. Alternatively, you can also use a mason’s line to make sure that a surface is flat and not crooked.
Upon completion of your masonry project, some powder will most likely be left behind. Powder being left behind stems from breaking down or cutting up stone, or spills that come from the mortar. You can remove these stains with a brush. Regarding stone powder, you will need a soft-bristled brush. Mortar stains will need a stiffer brush for you to remove them.
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