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Why are mortar joints tooled?
In this regard, what is a mortar joint and what is its purpose?
A mortar joint is the space between concrete blocks or bricks in masonry construction. This space is filled with a compound made of cement, aggregate and water referred to as mortar. One of the main purposes of mortar is to act as a bonding agent between the blocks, holding the wall together.
Secondly, what is a raked mortar joint? In raked joints, the mortar is not compact against the surfaces of the joint. Instead, the front portion of the mortar joint is scraped out. Raking the mortar out can open up voids in the head and bed joints that increase water penetration.
Correspondingly, what is a tooled joint?
Definition of tooled joint. : a masonry joint in which the mortar is compressed and given a concave or V shape with a jointing tool while the mortar is still green.
What are the 6 kinds of mortar joint finishes?
Mortar joints can be made in a series of different fashions, but the most common ones are raked, grapevine, extruded, concave, V, struck, flush, weathered and beaded. In order to produce a mortar joint, the mason must use one of several types of jointers (slickers), rakes, or beaders.