Repairing adobe brick surface?

Old 07-16-04, 09:41 AM
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Repairing adobe brick surface?

I have a house made of stabilized adobe brick. On one corner of the house, a sprinkler which was not set properly had been keeping the bricks very wet and after the paint peeled away and the surface was brushed back to solid material, 8 or 9 of the bricks (16" x 4" x 8" deep) now appear to be recessed about 1- 1 1/2". I would like to rebuild them to the plane of the rest of the wall but I am not sure what material and what method to use to keep a strong bond between the patching material and the original adobe bricks.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

Ken K
Old 02-17-09, 08:44 AM
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Hi Ken,

I recently found this site that describes a formula for repairing adobes. The primer/coating formula is complicated but the patch material is simple. I would just try it on a few bricks without using the primer material. I had repaired a few adobes on the cap of my house with simple concrete sand mix (would be painted later) and it is pretty easy to jamb it in and shape the brick face.
Method of repairing adobe masonry - Patent 4094939


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