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  1. In need of brick help!!!

    Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm new to this so please forgive me if I don something wrong or post in the wrong section. I'm looking to restore this building and need to find bricks like this because I am in a historical neighborhood. Everyone I have talked to about getting these bricks has no idea where to begin. Any...
  2. How long to wait before cleaning new tuckpointed brick mortar with muriatic acid?

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am about to retuckpoint my exposed brick wall with a custom mortar mix (1x hydraulic lime, 2.5x sand). Once I am done, I plan to clean the residue and other dirt from the bricks using muriatic acid. My question is: what is the minimum amount of time I should wait for the mortar to cure...
  3. cleaning old brick

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    i am restoring a couple of old brick walls for exposure. 100 y.o. i have removed the old mortar joints with a grinder and a special blade and will tuckpoint new mortar. i have also cleaned the residue sand/mortar with a cup brush attachment for a grinder and they look beautiful. since i know...
  4. liquid binder for tuckpointing mortar mix

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    i am getting redo to do some old brick restoration for an exposed brick wall. since it is 100 y.o. brick, some local experts whom i forgot to ask this question advised against using the premixed home depot mortar and suggested i mix my own in the ratio 1 lime, 1 portland cement, and 6 sand...
  5. Need Tips on Tuckpointing-Remortor

    Some of the Mortor has fallen away from my fieldstone basement in my 100 year old home. I would like to try to "tuckpoint" and remortor (forgive me if this is not the proper term) I have researched the net a bit and am wondering if the mortor i buy at the home improvement store will work, or...