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What to use for protecting bricks below ground level?

Discussion in 'Building' started by onionsa, 17 Nov 2018.

  1. onionsa

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    I need to get some stuff to protect the bricks on a build where part of it will act as a retaining wall.

    What’s recommended?
     
  2. noseall

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    Geotex' membrane.
     
  3. tony1851

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    Use engineering brick instead of trying to protect less durable bricks.
     
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  5. noseall

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    ...and the mortar...?
     
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    1 part cement : 382 parts sand with a gallon of plasticiser.
     
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    Look at any garage or wall that abuts a mound of soil and the aggressive content of the (when wet) soil causes all sorts of bad stuff to appear via bloom, usually through the mortar joints. A membrane is a must Tone.
     
  8. onionsa

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    Thanks all, will look for some membrane to put down before backfilling
     
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