Old Trinity Home in Philly needs new bricks


Old 09-09-12, 06:59 AM
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Old Trinity Home in Philly needs new bricks


Just moved into a nice old trinity home in Philly. Its got a lot of interior brick walls, but there are a number of deteriorating bricks. The previous owner said he "patched" some of the bricks with something that he "dyed" with this brick color dye that I found in the basement. The bricks that look like they have been patched look pink and not red.

My question is what he used to patch them. Is there a better way to patch the other deteriorating bricks instead of replacing them and making them look more red after I patched them? Is it just plain ol stupid to be patching bad bricks? Should I just replace them?

And if it is about 50 bricks that need to be replaced, how much would that cost for a professional to do it?

The house was built in 1920.

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Old 09-09-12, 07:06 AM
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I think some pics would be beneficial - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
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He probably used cement/sand mortar with a red dye added. You find with dyes that they fade after a while, so it probably started off much redder.

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