How to Reset a Loose Brick

A simple repair can save a whole brick wall

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Bucket
  • Cold chisel
  • Safety glasses
  • Tuckpointing tool
  • Trowel

You'll also need a whisk broom, a soft-bristle brush and waterproof gloves.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Mortar mix
  • Latex additive

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