Sunday, June 15, 2008

Some images of the brick and what I am up against

Here are some photos that I took of the immediate brick issues that I could see. I am sure that once I get up on a ladder and begin examining, the issues will increase in number.

You can see in the photo above the sloppy, concrete based mortar applied to the joints. It is on the surface of the brick and is generally awful looking.

The image above represents what a majority of the brick is starting to look like. This is why I am seriously concerned.

This is an example of the moisture getting into the porous brick and cracking off the surface when it freezes. Repointing will put an end to this.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I have a LOT Of similar pictures of MY brick! I've been terrified... luckily we had a mason come out this evening who told us it was an easy job.