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Treatment of weathered / damaged brickwork

Discussion in 'Building' started by Robert8844, 22 Sep 2019.

  1. Robert8844

    Robert8844

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    B1201E84-6CCA-486F-8C12-68941C1C176C.jpeg A612BF59-43FF-4C89-B178-BDC258B537E3.jpeg D90B28C6-29BE-4363-AB96-E565BA9CD51B.jpeg Hello,

    Can anyone advise me on the method of improving the weathered brickwork shown in the photos attached?

    There is a red brick with discolouring and weathering and also a buff brick which has began to crumble.
    the buff bricks in similar houses in the street have been replaced so I’m fairly comfortable with that. It’s whether I can treat the red bricks which concerns me.

    Ideas of treatment and indicative costing would be appreciated!

    Thanks
    Robert
     
  2. ^woody^

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    No. Those salts will still be leeching out when your grandchildren's children inherit the place.
     
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    Is your gutter still leaking?
     
  4. Robert8844

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    Hi, not sure about the guttering. Think it’s been fixed now. We’re just in the process of purchasing the house.

    would any of that jet wash off, or would that deteriorate the brick further?

    regards,
    Robert
     
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    Those salts are leaching out. Jet washing or rain or hosing merely causes the salts to soak back in to reappear when the wall dries off.

    That's a new house by the looks of things, and had poor quality control when it was being built.

    It's not detrimental, just unsightly.
     
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