Old homes have a lot of charm, but they also require a lot of specific maintenance work that modern homes simply don’t require. If you have a home that is over 100 years old, it likely has a stone foundation. These foundations require specific maintenance services, including repointing.
If you have noticed that the mortar between the stones of your home’s foundation is flaking or cracking, you likely need to repoint the foundation walls. The video posted here explains all of the steps of this process.
If you’re used to working on your home yourself, you likely can handle this process without professional support.
However, it’s important to pay attention to potential foundation problems before you begin this project. If your home has new cracks or you notice other structural issues, you need to hire a foundation and basement contractor or structural engineer to check everything out before you attempt to maintain the foundation. This way, you can handle repairs as needed before you repoint the stones of the foundation.
Once your foundation is cleared for repointing, you can handle the job fairly easily using simple hand tools and mortar. Follow the steps in the video to get great results from your foundation maintenance project.