A Mornington Peninsula House Inspection can often uncover sandy mortar at the base of brick walls.
Sandy mortar can be attributed to several reasons. Substandard mortar mix on construction or consistent water penetration and rising damp from external weather conditions is another common reason. This is not usually considered and a major structural defect, however re-pointing should be undertaken by a professional bricklayer to restore the mortar joints to an acceptable standard and to help stabilize the overall structure.
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