Getting asphalt off brick?


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Old 10-30-16, 07:40 PM
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Getting asphalt off brick?

okay, this is the strangest post you will read all day.

I moved from a small city when I was 7. I happened to pass through there and stopped by my old house. The road was brick! I have no recollection of the road as a child, but I do remember seeing a brick road in another part of town and thinking it was really strange. I wouldn't have thought that if our road was brick.

But they obviously don't make brick roads now. Anyway they could have stripped the asphalt off, or my memory just corrupted?
 
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Old 10-31-16, 02:47 AM
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The city were I grew up had a lot of brick roads when I was a kid, most of them got paved over with asphalt. I would think it would be difficult to remove the asphalt and have the brick look nice. I suspect they laid new brick in an effort to give the neighborhood some charm.
 
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Old 10-31-16, 04:04 AM
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Yes. Common practice. Many old cobble or brick streets were paved over with asphalt. Now the trend is to bring back that "old" look with new brick roads.
 
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I'd never heard of a new brick road. So it is possible they tore up whatever was there when I lived there, and put in brick? That would explain it; thanks.

Seems like it wouldn't plow very well....
 
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Old 10-31-16, 09:33 AM
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I think brick roads were originally put in because of the inability to pave the road and probably didn't have much of a base under them. I don't remember what happened when they plowed but I do remember those roads having lots of dips and high spots from ground heave over the winter. I assume a new brick road would have a lot better base than what they used to do.
 
 

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