We have an 80-year-old house in Northern Wisconsin. It has what I
believe is called a "rubble foundation," essentially stones cut into a
size and shape similar to concrete blocks, piled up, with mortar
The mortar has deteriorated on about 1/4 of the foundation, to the
point where it's easily chipped off and critters (mice and chipmunks)
are finding their way into the house. Other than that, the basement and
the foundation are in great shape, no settling or cracking or anything.
Just this loose mortar and the critters.
Is patching/repointing/whatever-it's-called something a handyman can do
on a weekend day? What do I use to patch it? Any advice or caveats?
thanks in advance for your help!