Mold and weeds problem on wall

Old 10-26-21, 01:53 PM
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Mold and weeds problem on wall

we live in North Texas in a house built in 1974.
The wall facing west is veneer brick and weeds are growing through the mortar and there is also mold growing on the mortar in the same area. I have attached pictures.
What can I do to solve this long term?

Moisture coming out

Weed growing through mortar between slab and bottom row of bricks

Old 10-26-21, 02:58 PM
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I'd start spraying the wall with a long term herbicide, like RoundUp Max. Once the vegetation is gone, then the wall looks like it may need to be repointed.
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Yea, weed killer for the weed. Then you can use bleach and pressure washing for the mildew. Then repoint where the mortar is missing.
Old 10-26-21, 03:59 PM
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I'll bet it's moss not mold.

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