Stories tagged: brick
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, midnight
Fixing cosmetic cracks in mortar joints
I’ve just placed an offer to purchase a two-bedroom house. It’s an older building, probably close to 70 or more years old. After placing the offer, I then took a …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, midnight
Brick is not a waterproof building material
After noticing some bubbled paint inside my home under a few windows, I did an inspection of the outside of my home and discovered holes in the mortar of my …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, noon
Ask the builder: Sealing brick can help stop flaking problem
Flaking brick more often than not is a cosmetic issue, but it’s serious because it affects the look of your home. The bad news is that there’s no easy way …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 10 a.m.
Weep holes under patio door protect house from rot and mold
Brick walls leak water. They have always leaked water. Builders and masons from hundreds of years ago knew this and developed a set of best practices to ensure their brick …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, midnight
What to do when ivy mars brick wall
I removed ivy from my brick home and the brick is now splotchy. The brick has a slight sanded texture and a light color – except where the ivy was …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2013, 8:26 a.m.
Building collapses in downtown Sprague, Wash.
Lincoln County firefighters responded to a call of a collapsed brick building in the 200 block of First Street near downtown Sprague, Wash., early Friday morning.