Mortar in between bricks crumbling
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Jackiethorn
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Mortar in between bricks crumbling

Post by Jackiethorn » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:42 am

The mortar in between my bricks is crumbling. What do I need to purchase to tidy it up please? I’m new to DIY many thanks

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Re: Mortar in between bricks crumbling

Post by stoneyboy » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:35 pm

Hi jackiethorn
If the mortar is less than 15mm below the brick face leave well alone. If it is deeper than this you will need: a mortar rake; a narrow stiff brush; soft sand; cement; additive; pointing trowel; small mortar board and a lot of time and patience.
Regards S

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Re: Mortar in between bricks crumbling

Post by Jackiethorn » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:22 am

Thankyou for coming back to me. I’ve purchased a grinder to get the mortar out n will be redoing the entire lot. Many thanks Jackie

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