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Old 07-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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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????


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Old 07-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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Ugly, but that's the way there suppost to look.


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Old 07-10-2012, 06:37 AM   #3
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Yep--not a flaw--just the way common brick looks sometimes.
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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!
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The brick had some element in them when fired that caused discoloration.

Shouldn't be an issue.
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