Tuck-pointing is the most common brick and block wall repair. It is the process of replacing failed mortar joints with fresh mortar. Tuck-pointing is a really good repair technique for homeowners. It can be used to repair all sorts of things such as: walls, chimneys, brick veneer, or any other structure that the bricks or blocks are bonded with mortar.
To fix minor repairs you can always use caulk or repair compound when patching popouts or chips. Before attempting any major repair always consult a professional.
Basement walls are a big trouble area for homeowners. There’s constant moisture and stress created by contact with the ground. Also, contact with the ground will cause leaks, bowing, and plant failure. Small leaks and cracks can be fixed with hydraulic cement. You can use masonry-based waterproofing products to give deteriorated walls a fresh look.