Raking out:

 

It has been brought to my attention that using dust extraction units will damage brickwork, NOT if they are used by professional tradesmen. 

 

Tradesmen who are not used to the dust extraction unit may have difficulty in using it and could damage brickwork, I personally would not rake out any brickwork without using the dust extraction as the benefits of being able to safely use this equipment are extremely beneficial, ie: better for the environment, does not cover neighbouring properties and vehicles in dust,  better for the 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 ie grinders they will co-inside with DUST EXTRACTION units which will take at least 95% of the dust into the dust chamber. They will only be used by experienced tradesmen.  

 

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