Corner Poles Kalamazoo MI

Some of a mason's tools are designed for laying units: the trowel, brick hammer, jointers, and chisels. Other tools, such as the level, rule, and masons line, are used only for plumbing, leveling, and layout.

Debacker & Sons
(586) 775-8700
21750 Schmeman Ave
Warren, MI
 
Oskey Brothers Construction Co
(810) 733-5330
G4110 Beecher Rd
Flint, MI
 
TheBrickMasters.com
(586) 246-7848
137 Miller St.
Mount Clemens, MI
 
Hoffman Plastering
(734) 663-5262
872 Rose Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Alpha & Omega
(517) 349-8660
3654 Okemos Rd
Lansing, MI
 
Paul Henes Masonry
(734) 769-0880
3687 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Stone Doctor
(248) 698-3161
White Lake Twp
Sterling Heights, MI
 
Masonry Aesthetics Group
(616) 742-9970
1350 Scribner Ave Nw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
I Sixty Nine Storage
(810) 232-7400
1514 S Dort Hwy
Flint, MI
 
B & B Masonry
(810) 743-5634
3901 Circle Dr
Flint, MI
 

Corner Poles

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Source: Masonry Construction
Publication date: January 1, 1991

By Carl A. Bongiovanni

Abstract: Some of a mason's tools are designed for laying units: the trowel, brick hammer, jointers, and chisels. Other tools, such as the level, rule, and masons line, are used only for plumbing, leveling, and layout. These tools ensure good quality and alignment. Any time spent with the alignment tools shortens the time spent with production tools. The result: less job production. If a mason could align masonry units without a level, he could cut the time it takes to build a lead in half. Using a corner pole can accomplish this. Corner poles are posts that are braced or fastened in a plumb position at the ends of a masonry wall. The line is stretched between the poles. Once a course is laid, the mason slides the line up the poles to the marking for the next course of masonry. Corner poles can increase overall production by 10% to 25%. What features should you look for in corner poles? They should be lightweight, sturdy, noncorrosive, and have few working parts. The poles should be fast and easy to erect and adaptable to veneer and solid masonry, with attachments for backup masonry, quoin corners, and chimneys.

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