Crumbling bricks

The brick faces on the front wall of my house are crumbling. Can they be repaired or do they need replacing?

Asked by Patrick on 7th Oct 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"The correct way is to replace I suspect frost damage on the bricks causing for the face to blow"
Answered on 10th Nov 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
"yes it can be repaired,
Arrangement and preparation should be at hand to build
a new brickwall once noticeable
saving from further damages."
Answered on 25th Oct 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"They need replacing, it's called spelling what's happened to them rain or ice has blown the front off the brick"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
"Cut out and replaced, alternatively meshed and coated with a render finish"
Answered on 8th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Hi for a permanent fix they need replacing they are called "spalled bricks" it is probably more straightforward forward to have them replaced too.
Repaired would be temporary just skimmed with cement but after rain and frost the cement would crack and crumble and fall out.
Hope this helps
Many thanks"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report
"Its better to replace blown bricks as they become more pourus, which may cause damp issues, plus the cost of repairing is more expensive to do them properly"
Answered on 16th Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"They would need replacing due to the weathering and moisture thats caused this to happen."
Answered on 10th Oct 2022 - Member since Jul 2016 - report
"First, you should thoroughly clean the surface. Then, you must remove any crumbling mortar and cracked bricks. Apply new mortar to the cleaned joints and then finish them to match the existing mortar. New mortar must stay damp for a few days and then cleaned from the wall."
Answered on 1st Nov 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Hi they need replacing . Putting morter over them will just blow out . Only way is to replace"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"bricks get wet and frost usually blows the face of the brick.replace the bricks with new is the only cure."
Answered on 18th Nov 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
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