Replacing Bricks

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Bricks can go through a lot of stress, however, like all things, they do have a breaking point. Overstressed bricks can have multiple outcomes. Some of these include spalling bricks, cracked bricks, chipped bricks, and more. The result is that the brick needs to be replaced. Replacing bricks is a rather simple project, however, the final completion can vary! A good masonry company, can properly level the bricks, select a proper mortar color match, and choose a proper brick match. Replacing bricks with new bricks requires the proper brick size, color, and texture.


Replacing Bricks


Brick Replacement Process

What is the exact process of replacing bricks? Replacing of bricks starts with finding a proper brick match. This work is completed usually with the use of new bricks to match the original existing bricks as close as possible: ASTM C-216 latest edition, Grade SW, Type FBX or better. Occasionally, salvage brick is used which is typical in Chicago common brick buildings. At the site of the work, mortar and brick is either grinded out or broken up out of its place. Upon cleaning the surface from dust and debris, the new bricks are relayed back to the original lines and set plumb with the surrounding masonry.

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Brick Replacement Process Cont.

When replacing bricks it is important to lay the brick with completely sealed bed and head joints (horizontal and vertical). And again the mortar is mixed to match the existing in comprehensive strength, color and joint style as close as possible. Replacing of bricks is a simple job but so is painting – there are people that can do the job, but then there are experts in their field.

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At CTC, we repair, restore, protect, and preserve masonry including brick, stone, or even a chimney crown. Whether it is chimney problems, masonry issues, or a stainless steel chimney liner installation our expert masons are here to help. We use the latest masonry technology, ladder safety, and roof safety techniques to restore brick and protect your home.

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