One of the best ways to maintain a historic masonry building is by maintaining the mortar joints over time. When electing to repoint, it is important to not only have a good understanding of the original mortar used and how to replicate it, but also how this material should be installed to replicate or enhance performance. Learn how to specify repointing work to increase quality of installation. Understand what to look for when reviewing craftworkers’ repointing methods and workmanship for quality assurance and quality control. We’ll explain mortar removal and installation techniques, tools, and the best safety practices for the craftworker. Finally, get tips for creating a more thorough specification to have better project outcomes.

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