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Posted by Jay J -Moderator on February 27th, 2001 08:23 AM
In reply to House brick crumbling and turning to white powder by Susan on February 26th, 2001 05:21 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Susan,

Was the brick ever sand-blasted or anything? Was it painted BEFORE at some point? Was the brick re-pointed recently? Water, itself, shouldn't be a problem on brick. It's a fired material and somewhat breathable (by defacto design.)

Yes, I'd say you'd want a Brick (or Stone) Mason to look at it. I don't think in and of itself the powder is a problem because that could be Efflorescence from the 'pointing' (the cement BETWEEN the bricks) that's leaching out and probably 'running down' on the brick face. But, as for the brick, itself, doing some acting up, have a pro look at it. If you can't find one in the Phone Book, visit or call a local Stone Quarry or Gravel Yard for references.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

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