I am trying to get some idea of what a small brick pointing job should cost and how it is priced. My first thought is that contractors charge by the area covered. The wall needing it's joints repaired/restored (perhaps pointed is not technically the correct term) is a very old indoor wall being "restored" to a condition that will allow it to be exposed. About 20% of the joint area needs some old loose mortar removed before the repair of the joints. The wall is about 20 X 12 feet.
I would also like to hear any ideas on the possibility of resurfacing or deep cleaning of the brick surface itself, so as to further improve it's apearance. Any help would be greatly appreciated.