If the face of the brick has burst off, that is the result of water penetration. In the winter, that moisture freezes and expands causing the brick face to burst off. The source of the water penetration must be found and corrected. It could be a bad gutter or downspout, a leak in the roof or the lack of a drip edge. Once the source is found and corrected, depending on the amount of damage one of the following options will work:
7/8/2020 11:11:32 am
If the face of the brick has broken off, it's often a result of using the incorrect type of mortar during repairs or repointing. Modern mortar is too hard for old bricks and can cause major irreversible damage. The correct type of mortar is Type O or K but it's very difficult to find this type of mortar premixed for the average DIY homeowner. If you know of any place around Dayton where someone could buy this type of mortar, please let me know.
3/26/2021 07:06:42 pm
It's good to know that some bricks can be removed and replaced if they are too damaged. I was afraid that the whole thing would need to be rebuilt. But I'd still have a professional do it for me.
2/3/2022 05:38:48 am
I never knew that brick damage could eventually get worse if left unattended. My friend talked about how he's thinking about purchasing his uncle's old home since it's closer to his university. Perhaps seeking a brick expert that can fix these issues can help him when necessary.
4/12/2022 08:54:04 am
We have a very old home that is over a century in age. Now that we have gotten to the point in our career and earnings to renovate it, we are going to start with the outside. The damage in our brick is noticeable, so we want to fix quite a few of them. I like how you said that a bonding agent can be put on the brick and a mortar repair afterwards. We will contact a building supply service this month.
9/15/2022 12:33:43 am
I never knew that you should ensure that your brick is penetrated correctly for a better outcome. My friend mentioned last night that they are looking for a brick repair service as the brick floor in their workplace needs repair because of too much usage, and he asked if I had any idea what would be the best option to consider. I love this informative article, I'll be sure to tell him that it will be much better if he consults a trusted industrial flooring company as they can answer all his inquiries.
1/19/2023 07:01:12 am
I like that you said that water penetration would provide changes for the brick condition. My brother told me yesterday that he was planning to have a consultation with a concrete coring company that could offer a brick wall-cutting project to create openings for the other side of their clothing company's workplace. He asked if I had thoughts on the best option to consider. I value this enlightening article, I'll tell him he can consult a well-known concrete coring company as they can provide information about their services.
3/9/2023 06:53:19 am
It's great to know that the damaged brick can be replaced with reclaimed bricks when there are only a few affected. I will keep that in mind when I hire masonry services, so I can ask them about my options regarding my retaining wall. It will probably be more affordable for me if reclaimed materials are used for the issues that are in need of fixing this year.
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