How to repair masonry birckwork

Simple Way to Repair Damaged Brickwork

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the home serve guide to repairing damaged brickwork like many home repair tasks damaged brickwork should be fixed sooner rather than later to prevent further damage replacing one or two bricks is something that most DIY enthusiasts can tackle however if more than four bricks need replacing then get the professionals in especially if it's a load-bearing wall but if you fancy having a go yourself and you've got a couple of hours to spare

let home serve show you how step 1 you will need a hammer drill masonry bit hammer and chisel stiff brush mortar and a new brick step 2 remove the brick the trick is to take the worn brick out without causing damage to the surrounding ones so rather than bashing away with a hammer and chisel try drilling a series of holes in the mortar instead when you have gotten all the way around the

brick will feel loose now you can use your chisel to completely work it free and clear away the leftover mortar remove any dust with a stiff brush then wet the cleaned area with water to prevent the surrounding bricks from leaching moisture from the mortar step 3 the replacement brick getting bricks that exactly match your wall is key to a successful repair if your damaged brick is only marked on one side you can simply turn

it around and replace it but if it's rotten throughout shop around until you can get an exact match if your new brick isn't quite right you can lighten or darken it see how to characterize bricks for the know-how lay a mortar bed along the bottom and sides of the hole - about two centimetres thick wet the replacement...

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Simple Way to Repair Damaged BrickworkVideo Transcriptthe home serve guide to repairing damaged brickwork like many home repair tasks damaged brickwork should be fixed sooner rather than later to prevent further damage replacing one or two bricks is something that most DIY enthusiasts can tackle however if more than four bricks need replacing then get the professionals in especially if it's a load-bearing wall but if you fancy having a go yourself...