Mortar Flaking Off
I belong to a little brick bungalow in Missouri, built in
'54, poured-concrete foundation.
We got what the elec. utility is calling a "30-year ice storm" last
week, .5 million houses w/o power. Mostly freezing rain, tree limbs
etc falling like crazy.
On one corner of the house (facing East), there's lots of mortar
flakes where the foundation meets the sidewalk.
Walked around the house, found most of the mortar to be reasonably
solid (not flaking when I run a finger across it). Much, much better
than on the flaky corner.
Over the years, I've done a tiny, tiny bit of tuckpointing, maybe 3
cartridges of a good compound in a standard caulk gun.
Should I expect even deterioration of mortar on the 4 exterior walls
of my little house? Can anyone think of why it might be much worse
on only one corner?
Pease pudding hot,
Pease pudding cold,
Pease pudding in the pot
Nine days old ...