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Posted in thread: Repointing basement on 09-28-2012 at 10:07 PM
Anyone have any advice on my issue? Is there a limit to when I can repoint within my basement?
Or is it something I can do year round? I live in the Midwest by the way :)
Posted in thread: Repointing basement on 09-25-2012 at 11:26 AM
Why do you think the wall needs tuckpointing?DickThe house is 112 years of age and the current
mortar is crumbling :) I would like the building to last at least until I am done living there
(if I am v...
Posted in thread: Repointing basement on 09-25-2012 at 09:35 AM
I was just wondering if this is a project I can do in the winter, since it is inside my home
and temperature should stay well above freezing :)Thanks in advance!Repointing novice
Posted in thread: Repointing my basement on 05-25-2012 at 10:15 PM
The amount of wall you can rake out at a time depends on the stability of the wall and how deep
the mortar needs to be raked out. On some walls the whole wall can be raked out first.Thanks
Posted in thread: Repointing my basement on 05-25-2012 at 06:12 AM
If the bricks are the old soft type built in lime mortar, then it's best to repoint them with
lime mortar.Cement mortars can damage the brickwork in time.I had read that online as well, but
Posted in thread: Repointing my basement on 05-24-2012 at 12:37 PM
Hello all!I purchased a brick home 2 years ago in the historic district of the city. The house
was built in 1900, and the joints don't appear to have had much work on them since then :) My
wife and I ...