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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have two questions related to repointing an 1800's brick house. What lime mortar mix ratio do you suggest? How to avoid mortar stains on brick faces when repointing? Some background: On the mortar mixes The bricks are rather soft. The two-story house was built around 1870. They are...
  2. Building & Construction
    The chimney on the home we just bought, like the rest of the property, has not been maintained. The bricks appear to be in good shape, but the mortar between them has turned to sand. It can be removed with bare fingers without too much effort. I have been reading a little about repointing and...
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