Brick Shale on chimney, is it dangerous?

Old 09-24-05, 07:20 PM
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The house was built in 1955. Thin slices of the brick are coming off over about 30% of chimney 12ft ht, 6ft wide 2ft. I have had two estimates that say I need to rebuild for $3500.. Is this dangerous, could I seal it somehow? Gas log burning that I would like to convert sometime in the future. Thanks!
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Brick Shale on chimney, is it dangerous?

You may have some southern clay brick that is not rated as severe weathering. This will spall off thin sections parallel to the face. Time and Mother Nature ultimately get the best of this type of brick.

If the joints are solid and an appreciable part of the face is not missing, it is a cosmetic problem. Replacement or rebuilding is up to you. Normally, sealing this type of brick is effective due to the nature of the brick and the severe exposure.

Old 10-04-05, 09:52 PM
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I Agree With What Concrete Had To Say On The For A Price Guide As To What A Repair Of Your Size Should Cost Shoot For $4-$5 Per Brick That Should Give A Real -time Price

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