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    The causes of brick deterioration


    What are the primary causes of brick deterioration? I would like to deal with this issue and find a solution to stop them wearing down over time to hold off the need to replace bricks.

    Asked by Pete on 3rd Feb 2021
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    "The rain can get into certain bricks and when it freezes, the water expands and can chip the faces off of bricks"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    G and M Brickies

    "Simple bad weather. All walls should have a coping on top and engineering bricks bottom 3 courses."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
    MG masonary

    "Bad weather can cause bricks to crack and shatter... (cold weather).
    You can use a weatherproof sealer, to prevent further deterioration."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    L b brickwork and landscaping

    "Deterioration is mostly down to the weather and soft bricks, if all the pointing is solid and intact wait until the summer and paint the bricks with a clear water proofer, also worth checking if your damp course is doing its job correctly"

    Answered on 21st Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    csj building & decorating

    "Most of the time it's due to bricks being weathered or a poor quality brick"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    J A Brickwork

    "If the bricks are permanently wet they will deteriorate over time."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

    "If the wall is south facing with the heat can cause dryness in the beds of mortar, if the damp course is broken, if one side of the wall /house hits most of the bad weather, make sure all the mortar joints are full /flush, and strong enough with the right ratio"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report

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