Masonry Wall Reapair Types

Masonry walls can be repaired in a variety of ways, depending on the extent of the damage. Some common methods include:

  1. Tuckpointing: This involves removing and replacing damaged or missing mortar between bricks or other masonry units.
  2. Pointing: Similar to tuckpointing, pointing is the process of filling or re-filling the joints between bricks or other masonry units with fresh mortar.
  3. Patching: This involves filling in small holes or cracks in the masonry with a patching compound, such as hydraulic cement.
  4. Re-pointing: This is similar to pointing, but it involves removing the existing mortar and replacing it with new mortar.
  5. Rebuild: In cases where the damage is extensive, it may be necessary to rebuild the entire wall or section of the wall.
  6. Waterproofing: If the wall is suffering from water infiltration, a professional can be called to apply a waterproof coating to the wall.

It is recommended to consult a professional masonry contractor to determine the best course of action for your specific repair needs.

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