RESTORING & REPOINTING BRICK MASONRY Bad repairs can ruin a wall. Always test first to determine the right materials and techniques. by Philip Marshall & Michael Watson Many specialized masonry-cleaning and restoration firms have developed in response to the growing building rehab market. Some companies serve as subcontractors on large projects. In other cases, general contractors may employ a team of masons as part of their full-time work force. In this article we assume high quality workmanship is desired whether it is on a historic restoration project or a building rehab. Existing masonry and the conditions that contribute to its deterioration are much the same on a 1930 apartment building as on a 1730 building that might have served as