Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Concrete, Stone & Masonry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Question

Is This Brick Rot???


Hello All,

I'm looking to purchase a house, and I found one I like very much, but I'm worried about one thing. The house is brick (built in 1960), and pretty much all of the bricks have black spots on them. My first thought was that this was brick rot, but from what I've seen online I don't think it is. The black spots are just as hard as the red brick and they're not brittle. I have no idea what it is, so I'm hoping someone here could enlighten me. Thanks in advance!



Also, a house down the street has the same brick with the black spots. Maybe they're supposed to look like that????

atmisc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,508
Rewards Points: 4,132
Default

Is This Brick Rot???


Ugly, but that's the way there suppost to look.

joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 22,097
Rewards Points: 2,836
Default

Is This Brick Rot???


Yep--not a flaw--just the way common brick looks sometimes.
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Is This Brick Rot???


ok great, thanks for the info. I agree it's kinda ugly, especially when you're zoomed in that tight. But from 20' it looks nice!
atmisc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
Architect
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Chicago/Kankakee Illinois
Posts: 154
Rewards Points: 150
Default

Is This Brick Rot???


The brick had some element in them when fired that caused discoloration.

Shouldn't be an issue.
jcarlilesiu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brick, brick chimney, brick home, masonary, rot


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brick veneer is 4 rows below grade- redo or leave? cbrc5eric Building & Construction 11 12-27-2011 09:09 PM
Started Exposed Brick Wall, Studs within brick, should I stop? perry167 Building & Construction 4 01-05-2011 10:41 AM
Question Re. Parging Over Brick Captain.Sassy Building & Construction 19 06-22-2010 09:50 AM
Insulating brick above & close to grade Peter Shepherd Building & Construction 1 09-16-2009 07:41 AM
Sealing historic brick tenzo General DIY Discussions 2 11-22-2008 04:04 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.