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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 12th Oct 17, 3:38 PM
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    Repair damaged brick
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    • 12th Oct 17, 3:38 PM
    Repair damaged brick 12th Oct 17 at 3:38 PM
    Before we had our garden re-done the corner of our rear porch was buried by damp soil in a flower bed and most of the face of two bricks has disintegrated. The bed is now gone but the damaged bricks remain.

    Is this repairable and if so what’s the best option? Brick slips? Dyed mortar? Or is replacing the only option? It’s directly below the DPC. If we needed it replaced how much should we be looking at paying?

    Thanks.

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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 12th Oct 17, 3:53 PM
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    Replace. They should be engineering bricks, preferably.

    Cost per brick is negligible. It could be a DIY thing if you're brave enough.
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    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 12th Oct 17, 5:39 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 5:39 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 5:39 PM
    Replace. They should be engineering bricks, preferably.

    Cost per brick is negligible. It could be a DIY thing if you're brave enough.
    Originally posted by Doozergirl
    Agreed.

    The hardest part is usually getting the old brick out without doing additional damage to the surrounding ones, but you have a bit of an advantage that it is a corner with access on two sides. However, the gutter downpipe will complicate things a bit. (and needs a new bracket by the look of it )
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    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 12th Oct 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 12th Oct 17, 6:59 PM
    Chop them out and replace. You'll get change from £1 buying two new bricks, then all you need is a bit of sand and cement.
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