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Brick mortar--struck or raked joints for durability?

Posted by threeapples (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 20, 12 at 11:16

Our mason said raked is more durable and that's what we have, but the brick company suggests struck or grapevine. Any thoughts?

As an aside, the mason agreed the brickwork was not up to par this morning and said a new guy had done most of what we thought wasn't even and regular and he would pull it off and redo that area and try harder to adhere to the sample panel's regularity.

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RE: Brick mortar--struck or raked joints for durability?

The most durable (ie, weather resistant) joint is concave, struck with a concave steel tool. The others are for appearance.

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