I'm trying to decide if I should learn to re-point my brick basement walls myself, or if it is a job best left to a mason who works with historic brick. I'd be grateful to hear from anyone with experience either way!
My basement was painted at some point and as the paint flakes off, the mortar behind it has been eroding. YouTube makes it seem like repointing is something I can do, but I also know that historic brick pointing can be botched easily, with serious implications for the integrity of the walls. Stories, resources, and contractor recommendations are appreciated.
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