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07:28PM | 03/28/04
Member Since: 03/28/04
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I am building a new home that should be completed May 1. The brick has large areas of unmatched color. The builder tells me (and I know nothing about building) that this occassionally happens and he wants to stain the brick to match. Will this stain last? Is it usual to repair a botched job on a new home with staining or should I demand the bricks be replaced? Any advice is appreciated.


Glenn Good

09:02AM | 03/31/04
Member Since: 09/10/03
320 lifetime posts
In my 34+ years in construction I have not encountered a problem with brick color on new construction that required staining. The only thing I have encountered with masonry not matching has been a problem with the mortar color not being uniform. The problem with mortar color not being uniform can be from one of several things but is most often caused by improper measurement of the sand in proportion to the amount of mortar or using dirty water. Mortar that has been allowed to freeze within the first 48 hours will also look different and should be replaced.

If mortar has been smeared on the surface of the bricks altering their color slightly a power washer used with a brick cleaner (detergent mixed with acid) will normally remove the mortar film and restore the bricks color.

I would not trust stain to be a permanent fix to match the color of the bricks. Contact the brick manufacturer and have them send out a representative to look at the problem. They should replace the brick if there was a problem when they were manufactured.

Glenn

www.consultationdirect.com


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