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She's (got) a Brick House

Posted by Jim Bachaud - Around The Sound on February 28th, 2000 02:53 PM
In reply to Ooops! by Jay J on February 28th, 2000 09:21 AM [Go to top of thread]

Bricks are cool, but brick chimneys have an impossible task. Bricks absorb water when it rains, then get rid of it as they heat up from sunshine or a hot fire. They are constantly subjected to freeze-thaw cycles, and because water expands when it freezes, you end up with "spalling" which is what your bricks have done. Follow Jay J's advice and see a brick mason. There are no "quick cheap fixes" for this one.

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