09:20AM | 11/07/02
Member Since: 11/05/02
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How much, as a rule of thumb, should tuckpointing cost? I need my basement walls tuckpointed, efflorescence neutralized with acid (the tuckpointer says) and 100-150 bricks replaced. I believe him because there are some old, old bricks in bad shape and many mortar gaps, plus small stalagtites of minerals in certain areas. I just want to know if he's asking for an honest $$.

He says it will be $1,850 to do my walls, which are about 80 linear feet x 8 feet high. Does that sound about right? (The first guy who quoted wanted $2,500.)


04:17PM | 11/11/02
Member Since: 11/10/02
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Are you talking about the white dust around the brick?


03:28AM | 08/03/03
Member Since: 08/02/03
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I have seen a web shop where they sell tuckpointing routers for you small grinder (very popular in Europe) and each router costs about $25.75 and last about 3,000 bricks so I guess the expensive part is the man-hours used and of course this is just the tuckpointing part.
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