Why do you need to do brick repair? Bricks and stones last for a long time, however the mortar used to hold them together does not. The average lifespan of mortar is about 25 years. When the mortar starts to breakdown, it is very important to replace it in order to avoid damaging the stones or bricks that it is holding and also to maintain the integrity of the structure. If you don't repair it you may have more expensive repairs down the road. Click here to learn more about when you should repoint. If you would like to have a professional do the repointing for you, contact the expert stone masons at Royal Masonry.