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67drake
Can I do my own tuckpointing?

I have a rental with a brick foundation. There is a 2'x2' area that the mortar is loose/missing on the outside. I've never done this type of repair before.
Can I just chip away any loose/broken areas and refill them myself? What type of mortar do I use? I assume a small trowel is good enough to use?
Thanks!

Mastercarpentry
Re: Can I do my own tuckpointing?

Not hard to do at all. Youtube has several vid's showing you how :cool: The important part is matching the mortar type; relatively new construction (last 50 years) will likely be a Portland-based mortar but old houses may be lime-based. If the mortal is sort of beige in color suspect lime- if it's gray it's probably portland.

Phil

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