Matching mortar... Other alternatives?
I suppose I could have posted this under "decks and patios" but the concern I have is focused on the mortar between the bricks of my patio, and what other alternatives may be out there.
The bricks at the gateway between my patio and the pool deck have settled over the past 17 years. The herringbone-patterned patio was not adequately supported at this gateway. There is a poured concrete pad underneath. My first thought was to remove the settled bricks (see attached photos), add some additional concrete, then replace the original bricks.
Unfortunately, I broke a few pavers, and then realized that my chances of matching up the shade of mortar between the bricks would be a real challenge, even if I were to power wash the rest of the patio. I've removed the settled bricks and have a section of the patio/walkway that's about 1.5 ft long. If I can't match the mortar, perhaps there is something else I can stick in this section where a slightly different shade of mortar won't be so discernible. Any ideas anyone? Any thoughts would be appreciated.