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retiredcats 04-01-2009 10:10 PM

repairing brick stairs
I'm new to home ownership. The grout between my front step bricks is crumbling. One or two bricks are, too. What questions should I ask contractors when call for repair estimates?
What are the correct answers?
Thanks for your responses.

Just Bill 04-02-2009 06:12 AM

That is not grout, that is mortar, and if it is crumbling, I would find a good mason for a look-see. Catch it before it becomes a major problem.

retiredcats 04-02-2009 12:39 PM

thanks for responding
I'm new to all this. Thanks for giving me the right vocabulary to use.
I know that I need to take care of's a blind item for me. So, I need some advice about what questions to ask. I live on Long Island in NY. Any idea what it should cost me?

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