Asked on Mar 10, 2016

What can I do to help my brick front stoop?

Amy GillDave PieperJohnchip
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My brick front stoop has cracks in the grout lines and is crumbling in other grout lines. The brick is fine, I just don't want to spend a lot, because I am about to place the home for sale.
5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 10, 2016

    Maybe this will help you. www.ehow.com/how_6459186_repair-grout-brick.html

  • MN Mom
    MN Mom
    on Mar 10, 2016

    It is possible that the foundation under the stoop is compromised and needs to be reinforced. If you're selling, any new buyer will want it fixed so it's best to do it now. Take some photos to your local home improvement store and ask a professional in the paver area for advice.

    • Amy Gill
      Amy Gill
      on Mar 15, 2016

      @MN Mom Thank you, it is not the foundation, thank goodness, I have caught it in time, just needs to be regrouted and fixed.

  • Johnchip
    Johnchip
    on Mar 11, 2016

    The first thing your new buyer is to see is your front entrance. If it has problems or is just plain ugly, they will be looking for all the other problems you have left unattended inside the house. You should plan with your realtor to be spending a couple thousand to fix this house, your biggest investment, up first. This money will come back in spades with a quick sale and good offer as the main first line of sight items will be fresh and cleaned up. Don't save a penny, to lose a dime.

    • Amy Gill
      Amy Gill
      on Mar 15, 2016

      @Thank You Johnchip I have spent money I have bought and sold 8 homes in my lifetime. Thank you for your answer, your right that is the first thing in curb appeal, I was waiting for the weather, so I could fix it correctly.

  • Dave Pieper
    Dave Pieper
    on Mar 11, 2016

    It has to be re tuck or put in new mortar or grout in.

    • Amy Gill
      Amy Gill
      on Mar 15, 2016

      @Dave Pieper Thank you Dave, that is what I planned, was just waiting for a weather break.

  • Amy Gill
    Amy Gill
    on Mar 15, 2016

    I am having the front porch Brick repaired, by removing the old grout and having it repointed.

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