06:50AM | 03/01/04
Member Since: 02/29/04
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We are building a new home and they are laying the brick right now. During the daytime, the weather has been around 35-40 degrees F. The color of our brick is a dark red and our motar is a buff color. I have seen the motar joints turning white in a few areas. The brick layer said that it is just powder and will wash away, but a friend of ours, that owns a construction business, says that yes it will wash away but then it will come back a few months later. He says that it is from the antifreeze that the brick layers used in the mortar (if they did). He told us that it will bleed out for 20 years or more and the mortar will keep going back to the whitish color instead of the buff. Is this true before I tell our builder to tear all the brick off and start all over without the antifreeze added in the spring? Or could it be some kind of powder that does wash away? Thanks!!

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