Termite Mortar Raking for Brickwork and Stonework

We offer two solutions for mortar joint removal - Diamond Blades or the Mortar Rakes. Raking out with Diamond Blades is generally faster across most mortar types. But it is difficult to achieve satisfactory depth on the Perps (vertical joint) using a diamond blade and there is a risk of damage to the brick faces immediately above and below the Perp. Using a Mortar Rake is a much safer removal method on the Perps and the only way of clearing irregular or non-linear joints, as would be found on natural stonework. Generally speaking, the potential for dust-free operation does not differ between the two methods. And the reduced visibility arising from the addition of dust containment facilities to both types of raking out equipment is largely the same.

Mortar Rakes will cope with soft to medium mortars, but will generally struggle where hard mortar is encountered, as is often the case where a poor quality repair has previously been undertaken. For hard mortar joints, a diamond blade will usually be more productive. The ideal solution on brickwork and other linear joints is to use the Diamond Blade for the Bed (horizontal) joints with a Mortar Rake for full depth cleaning of the Perps - the little extra time spent and the small additional equipment outlay is usually less 'costly' than the various issues arising from damaged brickwork.

Our Mortar Termite range comprises the Termite Mortar Rake attachment (raking plate; sole plate) for fitment to small angle grinders, along with a variety of tungsten carbide Mortar Rakes. The Termite attachment provides depth control and dust extraction facilities to permit clean and accurate raking-out. We offer these elements individually or in a variety of combinations, as detailed below. 


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