Trades Alive – Raking Out Mortar Joints with Brianna


Raking out mortar joints is the process of breaking out old or failing mortar using a hammer and chisel that’s narrow enough to fit into the joints.

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Learn how to rake out mortar joints in historic brick columns with Brianna Hummel as part of the Trades Alive video series.

Tools Needed:

  • Plugging/joint chisel
  • Mash hammer
  • 5-in-1tool

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed:

  • Hard hat
  • Safety vest
  • Eye glasses
  • Ear protection
  • Gloves

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