Brick Joint Re-Pointing on the Hearthside

Over time, the mortar in exterior brick wall joints weathers and breaks down leaving unsightly recesses and even holes. Insects will enter through these holes to nest and lay eggs. Water also works it’s way into these damaged joints further accelerating the break down with freezing and thawing.  The brickwork on the Hearthside is now nearly 90 years old with signs of extensive breakdown in the mortared joints. This is a preservation project on the top of our list.  It would include the repair to 2 chimneys with lose and missing bricks. This project is estimated at $5 to $6,000..

The Project

Over time, the mortar in exterior brick wall joints weathers and breaks down leaving unsightly recesses and even holes. Insects will enter through these holes to nest and lay eggs. Water also works it’s way into these damaged joints further accelerating the break down with freezing and thawing.  The brickwork on the Hearthside is now nearly 90 years old with signs of extensive breakdown in the mortared joints. This is a preservation project on the top of our list.  It would include the repair to 2 chimneys with lose and missing bricks. This project is estimated at $5 to $6,000..