Brick or Stone Siding Repair Cost

How much does it cost to repair brick or stone siding?

Brick or stone veneer siding is durable and long lasting, but it can still get damaged. The most common problem with brick or stone veneer is the house settling, which can lead to cracks in inflexible materials. Generally, the bricks or the stone itself are in good shape, being the mortar  the only one that needs to be replaced. Hairline cracks in the brick or the stone can normally be patched. However, if either the bricks or the stone are very old or badly installed, they will need to be completely replaced.

Minor problems, such as cracks or missing mortar in just a few areas can be repaired by homeowners, but more widespread problems such as very old brick or stone should be addressed by a professional. 

Repair costs vary based on the size and location of the damage, the age of the siding, and the climate and weather, but the average repair for fixing brick or stone siding on a 1500 square foot home is $900-$1200

Cost breakdown

  • Materials: replacement bricks or stones typically cost $8-$10 per square foot. Grout 1 and mortar 2 mix typically costs $2-$3 per square feet for a total cost of $750-$950​.
  • Labor: to repair brick or stone siding, the old mortar 2 must be dug out, then brushed with a wire brush, cleaned, let to dry and then, hand mortared. If the bricks or stone are cracked, they also need to be patched with the mortar. If the bricks actually need to be replaced, this means that the structure of the house needs to be evaluated. Carpenters typically charge $40-$50 per hour to repair brick or stone siding. Depending on the nature of the repairs, it can take half a day up to 16-40 labor hours to make most repairs.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Replacing cracked or missing stone or brick veneers 3 can be more difficult if the replacement pieces aren't an exact match to the original veneer 3. If this is the case, you may need to replace the siding for an entire section, which can raise the project cost by $11-$15 per square foot ($800-$1100​).

Additional considerations and costs

  • Stone and brick veneer 3 siding repairs might occur because of a water leak or drainage issue from the roof or the house. Water issues may require more time and cost to repair, as the professional will need to find the cause of the leak.
  • Homes with multiple stories or architectural details like uniquely shaped windows, shutters, or porches, typically require higher labor costs because it takes more time to work around those details. Plan to add an additional day of labor costs and time to your project if your home is more detailed.
  • Severely damaged brick or stone siding is a sign of more serious problems, and addressing or correcting those issues may increase substantially the final cost of the project.
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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

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1 Grout: A fluid form of cement used to seal the joints between tiles. It also makes the surface stronger because it bonds the tiles together
2 Mortar: A mixture of Portland cement or lime or a combination of both, sand, and water used to bind bricks, stones, and concrete masonry units together
3 Veneers: A thin layer of decorative finishing applied to a coarser construction material

Cost to repair brick or stone siding varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Albuquerque, NM
-14%
Amarillo, TX
-15%
Antioch, TN
+18%
Astoria, NY
+93%
Atchison, KS
-23%
Athens, GA
-9%
Austin, TX
+13%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Berwyn, PA
+31%
Boise, ID
-11%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Brookston, IN
-29%
Bucyrus, OH
-34%
Camden, ME
-23%
Carteret, NJ
+39%
Chandler, AZ
-2%
Chesapeake, VA
-6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Clayton, NC
-31%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Corona, NY
+35%
Covington, LA
+10%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Dayton, OH
-7%
Denver, CO
+1%
Des Moines, IA
+1%
Fargo, ND
-1%
Fayetteville, NC
-20%
Grand Rapids, MI
+7%
Greensboro, NC
-9%
Henderson, NV
+10%
Highland, MI
+14%
Hollis, NY
+35%
Houston, TX
+24%
Howell, MI
-5%
Indianapolis, IN
+6%
Inman, SC
-17%
Jaffrey, NH
+6%
Jerome, ID
-44%
Jesup, GA
-23%
Killeen, TX
-27%
Knoxville, TN
+10%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Marietta, GA
+10%
Maryville, MO
-32%
Merced, CA
-25%
Miami, FL
+1%

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