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Missing Mortar

PROBLEM

 

This house has missing mortar. It’s actually a very common problem most frequently caused by “sandy mortar” at the time of manufacture. Meaning that the ratio of sand to mortar was out of balance. Too much sand and not enough mortar. Over time the mortar joints sponge up water and deteriorate.

How we fixed it:

 

To repair this issue, we grind out the mortar joints in the affected area to a depth which allows us to contact “good mortar”. Think of it like a dentist grinding out a cavity. You must first grind out the decay, so the repair
can connect to solid material.

Then we use our proprietary “ADVANTAGE SYSTEM” process of matching the sand texture and mortar color to the original surface mortar.

The completed product: Once completed the repair is not only structurally sound but it’s also virtually impossible to detect the areas of repair.

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