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Old 05-24-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
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Im looking to fix my basement walls due to some brick having spaces in them. I do not know what I need to do to fix this. Im getting ready to sell it, and my realtor said I need to fix the basement walls, along with the chipping paint. Can anyone give me any insite on what I need to do, perferably something easy. The bricks do look like they have been painted white. The house was built in the 20's. Thanks.


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Im looking to fix my basement walls due to some brick having spaces in them. I do not know what I need to do to fix this. Im getting ready to sell it, and my realtor said I need to fix the basement walls, along with the chipping paint. Can anyone give me any insite on what I need to do, perferably something easy. The bricks do look like they have been painted white. The house was built in the 20's. Thanks.
This sounds like this is the perfect question requiring a picture. Not sure what you mean by spaces.

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I will upload pics as soon as I get home!
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I cant figure out how to upload the pic.
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You need to repoint them.
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What does that mean?
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What does that mean?
Ayuh,.... It means repackin' all the cracks/ seams with mortar, usin' tiny trowels
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Is there a certain kind that you use for that? Im not familiar with that kinda stuff.
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Ayuh,... I use type S for 'bout everything,...

But,... I'm NOT a Mason...
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Is there a certain kind that you use for that? Im not familiar with that kinda stuff.

Those look like they have been painted, how big of an area do you have to fix??
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There are quite a few spots like that in the basement. thru out the entire basement which is 4 different rooms. some 2x2 areas 4x4 areas. Some areas are right by the door ways. it all has been painted.

Do I have any other options beside mortar? Im not looking to make the basement nice, I just need to fix some of the bricks and paint it.
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There are quite a few spots like that in the basement. thru out the entire basement which is 4 different rooms. some 2x2 areas 4x4 areas. Some areas are right by the door ways. it all has been painted.

Do I have any other options beside mortar? Im not looking to make the basement nice, I just need to fix some of the bricks and paint it.

The spacing in those bricks looks to be quite wide,so i would use a closed cell backer rod and just leave about a 1/2 inch to use a caulk to finish it,the backer rod comes in various sizes so you'll have to measure and see what size will work for you ,or you may have to use various sizes,i'll attach a link for the backer rod so you have an idea of what it is,i don't know if home depot or lowes carries it but you can try there.

http://www.bestmaterials.com/Backer_...FQUEnQod6lptYg
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The spacing in those bricks looks to be quite wide,so i would use a closed cell backer rod and just leave about a 1/2 inch to use a caulk to finish it,the backer rod comes in various sizes so you'll have to measure and see what size will work for you ,or you may have to use various sizes,i'll attach a link for the backer rod so you have an idea of what it is,i don't know if home depot or lowes carries it but you can try there.

http://www.bestmaterials.com/Backer_...FQUEnQod6lptYg

Sorry i forgot to include the link for the mortar in a tube,you should be able to get this at either HD or Lowes.

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/004031.php
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Sorry i forgot to include the link for the mortar in a tube,you should be able to get this at either HD or Lowes.

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/004031.php

Oh boy... Maybe ill hire someone to do that for me. Lol. Thanks for the input. Anymore suggestions would be great. Once I repair the spaces , can I just paint ovr it or is there something else that has to go on to?
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Oh boy... Maybe ill hire someone to do that for me. Lol. Thanks for the input. Anymore suggestions would be great. Once I repair the spaces , can I just paint ovr it or is there something else that has to go on to?


No nothing else has to be done but paint it after it dry's.

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