The Gilrace masonry team decided to get into the spirit of Halloween today, but only one man followed through!
In this photo aka Paddy is removing the old mortar by using a mechanical grinder, washing the joints of the masonry units out with water, leaving no moist to prevent bricks and stones from absorbing the water in the new mortar as this would weaken the setting mix and lead to inferior results. Paddy then applied the new mortar which is applied in quarter-inch layers, until the joints were completely filled again and restored back to original detail.
Happy Halloween from the Gilrace Team!!!