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ThickAsABrick

10:11AM | 01/30/02
Member Since: 01/29/02
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Pop passed away so it is time to start fixing this ol' house. Starting in the basement clearing years of collected debris. Finally have reached the foundation walls and have treated about 150 sq. ft of masonry block with UGL masonry sealant. Moving on to the western wall, the structure of the wall is different, i.e. there is brick below the masonry block. This is in poor shape as the mortar has eroded. (Can we post messages with a picture ?) The question is wheather to just have the brick repointed or should the exposed brick be replaced ? All knowledgeable suggestions are appreciated.

Jay J

09:54AM | 02/01/02
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi ThickAsABrick,

Well, is the brick wall structural in any way? If not, it can be removed and from there, you can do what you want to 'finish off' the wall. A Structural Engineer may need to be consulted. I think once you know more about the brick, that will tell you if you should/can repoint, or what.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

ThickAsABrick

08:42AM | 02/09/02
Member Since: 01/29/02
2 lifetime posts
Mucho Gracias..... I have to believe the brick is part of the foundation although, you're right, I'll need to have someone come in and ascertain this. I've almost completed the priming and waterproofing coat for the cinder block and I'll be better able to deal with the brick portion shortly....one question remains.... can we incorporate a picture (worth a thousand or two inaccuracies for the tycos (like me))or is this something that could be an added feature for this discussion site?

Thick

Jay J

08:18AM | 02/10/02
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
You can use UUB or HTML code whichever is 'allowed' in this case. (If you look to the 'left' when you want to Post a Reply, it says that you can use UUB code within your followup. You'll need to know the 'format' of the code to do this. You may find it easier to just email me. (My address is 'inside' my Profile.)

At the same time, pictures are only 2-dimensional. You have nothing to lose by sending it to me (or someone else). Just don't get your hopes up.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless AMerica!

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