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New construction home with sandy mortar?
I have a new construction house with mortar which you can crumble away with your finger anywhere you try it. Also pieces of mortar falls if you try to dig in a little bit between the stones. I am quite concerned about but I don't know what can be done to solve this. Thank you for all the help and tips.
If you can do that by rubbing it, you have to ask yourself what the elements will do to it over time.
I would ask a competent, local RICS Surveyor (competent in Building Pathology) to assess it and make any appropriate recommendations. Also, have you a structural warranty on the new build?
Many Thanks, Jason, CBuildE.
Answered 8th Oct 2015
If your house is a new build it should have cover under the NHBC, i would be inclined to go to them and ask them to investigate the problem.
Crumbling mortar is a sign of a weak mix !
Hope this helps.
Stuart, All Trades Fitting Company. Scotland
Answered 2nd Nov 2015