Raking out:


When raking out the old mortar, we always use a dust extraction unit.


The benefits of using this equipment include:

  • Reduces environmenal impact
  • Prevents covering neighbouring properties and vehicles in dust
  • Reduces effects on operatives health and passing pedestrians.

Raking out is the noisiest and no doubt the messiest part of the Re-pointing operation, whether you are using traditional hand tools or the more modern power tools. If power tools are to be used (i.e. grinders), they will co-inside with dust extraction units which will take at least 95% of the dust into the dust chamber. These will only be used by experienced tradesmen.  


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