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Horizontal and Vertical Cracks in Brick/External - Between Side Door and Porch

Horizontal and Vertical Cracks in Brick/External - Between Side Door and Porch


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Old 04-11-21, 01:08 PM
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Horizontal and Vertical Cracks in Brick/External - Between Side Door and Porch

Need some opinions, please. We've just started the process of doing a lot of exterior work to our house and today we discovered a couple of cracks in the brick mortar from outside. As you will see in the picture, the cracks are directly underneath our side door which also has a side porch. What do we do here? Is this serious? We do not see cracks anywhere else.

 
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Old 04-11-21, 02:13 PM
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Mortar repair is called tuck pointing. First you grind or chip out as much old mortar as you reasonably can without damaging the brick. Then with mortar mix and a tuck pointing trowel you push new mortar into the joint. Before it dries you tool it with a curved brick striker/jointer.
 
 

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