How to repoint Brick Foundation

Learn How to Repoint Old Brick Foundation 

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as you can see it is a brick Foundation yeah yeah we've had problems with the mortar coming loose it's it's just been falling out plus we have some loose bricks oh yeah okay well I guess the first thing I want to know is do you get water in the basement we do get some water in the basement yes okay well let me explain first of all when you're repairing

a joint between brick or block and you're repairing that mortar that's called pointing it actually looks like someone has done some repair work here now the first thing I would want to do is I want to inspect the rest of the foundation so I'm going to take a look around okay and if we can confine the work to this area right here if you want to remove this downspout I'll get some tools

and we can get started sounds good thanks Tom well the good news is is the foundation and the rest of the house looks pretty good and I'm also glad that you put new gutters and downspouts on because what I think might have happened the old gutters and downspouts might not have been working the water really collects up here in this part of the roof and I think it might have splashed down on

the driveway splashing up against your foundation washing out these joints but there's another problem I think that someone had repointed this building and they used a mortar that is too hard wouldn't you want to have a hard water tell you everything think that but you don't want a mortar that is harder than the brick the brick is going...

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Learn How to Repoint Old Brick Foundation Video Transcriptas you can see it is a brick Foundation yeah yeah we've had problems with the mortar coming loose it's it's just been falling out plus we have some loose bricks oh yeah okay well I guess the first thing I want to know is do you get water in the basement we d...