Even though masonry is a durable building material, if your driveway has mortar joints, that’s where the problems can begin. Over time, the mortar that is used will begin to wear down from heavy weathering and exposure to moisture. But there are ways you can repair this corrosion, tuckpointing, and repointing.
Tuckpointing can be performed when small holes or tiny sections of the mortar is missing. A small filler is used to fill these gaps in the mortar to help resist additional water damage and corrosion. Repointing, however, is for exterior mortar that has large areas missing and in most cases, the exterior mortar will have to be chipped out and replaced with new material. Either way, masonry repair is much more affordable than having a new masonry driveway installed!