Here is a boring job but our foundation needed a touch up in areas. This process is called repointing.
As you can see it looked nasty! There were parts that had been messily touched up in the past. The concrete abutting the brick was gross too. So we decided to have everything redone!
This corner had been our biggest concern. The mortar was gone in parts which allowed drafts to come into the basement. We expect it to be warmer down there this winter.
First the bricks were ground down to clean them up.
Then the mortar was redone using what looked like a large pastry bag!
The old concrete skirt around the foundation was removed and new concrete was repoured. This is angled away from the foundation eliminating the need for gutters.
We are very happy with the results! This will not need to be touched again for decades which will be a nice selling point when we sell the house in the future.
Besides the obvious of keeping the draft and water out, we will no longer see weeds growing up between the concrete and brick. Woohoo!
Next the guys will be moving into our basement to work on the field stone foundation which is under ground.
I hope you enjoyed this peak at foundation work. I had no idea how they were going to fix the brick so it turned out to be interesting. Now I am curious to see the process that will happen inside!
Thank you for stopping by! Happy week to you. ~Val