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  1. #1
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    Default 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!

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    Default Re: Can I do my own tuckpointing?

    Not hard to do at all. Youtube has several vid's showing you how 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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