September 2008: Table of Contents

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Tuckpointing and Repointing Tools To cut, clean and refill a mortar joint with fresh mortar, known as tuckpointing, is part of a standard maintenance package for brick and block buildings. Masonry showcases the equipment used in this large, specialized industry.

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Clean, Green and Sealed The world of masonry cleaners and sealants is rapidly changing and surprisingly technical. Learn more as Masonry explores this topic and school readers on the different types and uses for cleaners and sealants.

Designing with Colored Masonry Mortar color should be used as a design tool to create a different look, depending upon the color shade selected. Learn how using colored mortar will dramatically change the overall appearance of a structure.

Rehab & Restoration Case Studies Nearly every material used in the construction of a building will one day have to be restored or rehabbed in some way. Readers can learn from the experiences of others who have participated in rehabs and restorations, encompassing a variety of materials.

COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS For the Record President's Message Government Affairs Making The Grade New Products Legal Issues Full Contact Project Management Classified Advertising

Four Different Types of Natural Stone Used For Masonry

Natural stone has been a staple in masonry for centuries. Before it was used to transform home and landscape designs on residential properties, it was used for historical buildings and some of the most iconic destinations in the world.

Advice to the Beginners

The best advice I could give anyone that is starting a career in masonry is that first and foremost, you must "know" yourself. What do you like to do? What would you like in a working environment? Do you like to be outside? Do you enjoy physical activity

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Masonry Safety Inspections

The look of confusion and utter loss on people’s faces when I tell them that I’m a safety inspector for a masonry company is often hilarious.

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Dave Jollay Announced as Third Inductee for MCAA 2024 Hall of Fame

Following in the footsteps of his father, O.L. Jollay, the founder of Jollay Masonry, Inc., Dave Jollay has carved out a remarkable career in the masonry industry.