Topic: Short to Mid-Term Fix for an Exterior Brick Wall?
Short to Mid-Term Fix for an Exterior Brick Wall?
The back exterior brick wall of our rowhouse is a mess…with patches of mortar slapped into certain areas to support crumbling bricks and our chiminey, and other areas where the brick is just turning into dust.
I am sure the right thing to do here is to “re-point” all of the brick mortar and replace a bunch of bricks…but from what I’ve heard that can be extremely expensive.
I am looking for a 5-10 year solution…no a 30-50 year solution. Has anyone had any luck or experience in just putting a good, solid coat of mortar over a failing brick wall? How long does it last?
And finally…any suggestions for a local company or local handymen who do this and approximate cost ranges?
Any suggestions and ideas are of course apprecaited…thanks in advance.