This is an excellent post to read on the subject of 'brick and mortar' repairs. Thank you to Clint Mckie of Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad, New Mexico for the post. Please leave comments on Clint's original post.
Is brick and mortar forever? Not really.
When prospective buyers are looking at properties, they want a siding that will last forever. Or at least what they think is forever. The less maintenance cost's the better.
Here are a couple of examples of not maintaining your property for the buyer.
It's the little things you need to pay attention to.
This home is for sale. And the home owner say's it's no big deal. Then it should have been reapired before I showed up.
This picture is showing the missing mortar from the joints of the brick siding.
This is an open hole leading into the wall cavity. This could have let in Rodents or even worse, Bees or termites.
Remember when looking at a home with Brick siding. Check out all the joints. It may be in the need of a lot of re "Tuck pointing". There are a lot of other shots of these types of problems, but they are easily resolved with a little maintenance.
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