patching mortar between bricks


Old 03-09-02, 04:03 AM
Tami H.
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patching mortar between bricks

Can having missing mortar between the bricks cause insulation problems? I have replaced the windows and still find cold air getting in. I noticed several places outside where the mortar between the bricks is missing.
Can anyone offer help on the best way to repair this?
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Old 03-09-02, 04:12 AM
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Missing mortar can be more of a water problem. Any loose mortar should be chipped/cleaned out and the mortar replaced. If there is missing mortar between the brick and window that area can be caulked to keep out any water(and possible drafts).

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