Repair/Repoint 130 y.o. brick or drywall?
I have several areas in my home with exposed brick. The brick and mortar appear to be original to the 1880, row home. We want to try to preserve as much of the historic character of the house, but I know this is bigger than a DIY job since I know that the mortar needs to be matched for composition etc. The bricks themselves are badly deteriorated, so I am not sure if repointing is an option. Regardless something MUST be done, the wall is literally falling apart. Should I pay to have it repaired? If so does anyone know about how much it would cost? Should I look into brick veneer like "BrickIt", or should I just cover it with sheetrock/drywall?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!!