different-types-of-mortar

What are the different types of mortar?

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Whether you can use a brick rake or not will depend on the type of mortar you are trying to remove Whether you can use a brick rake or not will depend on the type of mortar you are trying to remove.

Portland cement-based mortar

 If the mortar is a Portland Cement based mix than you may need to use a power tool to remove the mortar - this type of mortar is the mix used most commonly for post-1925 builds If the mortar is a Portland cement-based mix, than you may need to use a power tool to remove the mortar – this type of mortar is most commonly used in buildings built after 1925 and can be incredibly tough.

Lime-based mortar

Soft, crumbly mortar is easily raked away with a brick rake - this tends to be lime-based mortars. Soft, crumbly mortar is easily raked away with a brick rake – this tends to be lime-based mortars.