Brick Mortar Repair – How to Repair Cracked Brick Mortar Joints

Here is a quick video on brick mortar repair. Because I used pre-mixed mortar, the process was very easy and could be done by anyone.

Brick Mortar Repair Supplies

Tips on the Mortar Repair Process

The thing I learned about this is that the SimpleSet mortar requires a large amount of time to set properly. I came back to the project about 12 hours after application and the mortar was not solid when I touched it.

Brick Mortar Repair - The Original Crack in the Wall
The Original Crack in the Wall

So I just waited another day before doing the next layer of thin set.

Brick Mortar Repair - First Layer of Mortar Repair
After wrapping up the first layer of mortar

When working with the sponge, I find that it’s best to have almost no water content in the sponge. Basically, I want to wring out the sponge as much as humanly possible before using the sponge to texturize the area that I filled with mortar.

Brick Mortar Repair - Second Layer of Mortar Repair
Applying the second layer of mortar to the wall.

Overall, I believe this is a great solution to a cracked mortar wall like this.

I hope this helped. If you have any details or suggestions to help others, please let us know in the comment section below.

Brick Mortar Repair - The Repaired Wall
The Repaired Wall

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