| Tips for Repairing Mortared Stone Walls

  Tint mortar for repair work so it blends with the existing mortar. Mix several samples of mortar, adding a different amount of tint to each and allow them to dry thoroughly. Compare each sample to the old mortar and choose the closest match. Use a mortar bag to restore weathered and damaged mortar joints […]

  | Repairing Stonework

D Amage to stonework is typically caused by frost heave, erosion or deterioration of mortar, or by stones that have worked out of place. Diy-stone walls are more susceptible to erosion and popping while mortared walls develop cracks that admit water, which can freeze and cause further damage. Inspect stone structures once a year for […]

I Repairing & Replacing Chimney Caps

CHimney caps undergo stress because the temperatures of the cap and chimney flue fluctuate dramatically. Use fire-rated silicone caulk to patch minor cracks. For more extensive repairs, reapply fresh mortar over the cap, or replace the old cap for a permanent solution. Tools & Materials ► Floating chimney cap (shown cutaway, with form in place […]

Miscellaneous Concrete Repairs

T Here are plenty of concrete problems you may encounter around your house that are not specifically addressed in many repair manuals. These miscellaneous repairs include such tasks as patching contoured objects that have been damaged and repairing masonry veneer around the foundation of your house. You can adapt basic techniques to make just about […]