Tuckpoint....our 140 yr old house needs help!
I have cross posted this on the home repair forum as well. But thought perhaps someone on this forum might have had a similar experience and could give me some insight(help)!
Our brick home is 140 yrs old and has some issues. On 2 of the corners several brick have cracked as well as mortar needs repair/replacing. That means some brick will need to be replaced as well as some mortar repair.
I talked with someone tonight who will be coming over tomorrow to give an estimate. However, from what he said, he suggests grinding out all courses and repointing all. Does this seem right? I thought, especially on "old" buildings that is was recommended that only to fix what needed fixing and to not work on other areas. Or do I have it wrong?
Our home is not on the historical registry, but would be eligible. In fact we are considering applying for a historical tax credit toward repairs. From what I read on their web site, they recommend only repairing what needs repairing.
Does anyone have any insights or suggestions?