How to Repoint a Brick Foundation – This Old House

How to Repoint a Brick Foundation – This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces crumbling, missing mortar. (See below for tools and a shopping list.)

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Tools for How to Repoint a Brick Foundation:
– Raking bar
– Brick chisel
– Masonry hammer
– Shovel or hoe
– Wheelbarrow
– Pointed brick trowel
– Tuck pointer
– Masonry jointer

Shopping list for How to Repoint a Brick Foundation:
– Mortar
– Square of ½-inch plywood, used as a mortarboard

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