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Old 05-30-2008, 01:44 PM   #1
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Cleaning up a contractors brickwork


Hi all, i'm new here.

I had a brick flower planter put in a couple days ago and the contrator didn't do a very good job on finishing the joints. They look ok, but a little sloppy for me. He didn't round them out either. I was at work when he was working on it, so i couldn't tell him to round them out until it was too late. Well, I don't feel like calling this guy back out to redo it so i wanted to just do it myself.

I have an idea of how to do this but need a little guidance.

How would i do this? What tools would i need? Thanks.

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Old 05-31-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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normally brick jnts're 'tooled' prior to mortar hardening & they'd be concave (sunken),,, rounding 'em 'out' suggests convex which isn't common,,, which is it ?

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I want them to be sunken and rounded inward. Right now they are flush with the brick face. So i would need to remove some of the mortar with out damaging the brick. Excuse me for not knowing the correct masonry terms.
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IF you're VERY LUCKY, you might be able to hand-grind w/either rubbing brick OR thread'd rod.

glad i didn't add 'grapevine' to the types of mortar styles
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