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Old 02-25-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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I have a couple of cracked bricks near the foundation at the corner of my house. (See pics). These aren't the best quality bricks, and I am thinking that perhaps the freezing temps, and the moisture caused these bricks to crack. There is not a stair-step pattern, so I am hoping it is not an issue with the foundation. Can I remove the cracked bricks and replace them without the corner of the house caving in???
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Since we can only see two bricks it's hard to suggest the best way to do it.
And no the house will not fall down if it's only a few bricks.
A 4-1/2" right angle grinder with a diamond blade, a 3/8 masonery drill bit, a hammer drill, brick chisle and a 2" wide chisle will be needed to do it.

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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Thanks joecaption: I have all the tools except the grinder, the hammer drill, and the brick chisle... I suppose these can be rented?
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Not sure if they can be rented, there not all that expencive to buy abd can be used on all sorts of other jobs. May want to check a Home Depot, they rent tools and also sell the Ryobi line of tools that would work fine for your job.
Since you do not have the tools at may be just as cheap to hire a mason to do the job. It would come out better any way if they did it in most cases.
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You're probably right about hiring a mason to do the job! I have to go to Home Depot anyway, so I will check these items out. Thanks, lch
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Joecaption you are right near me. I'm at James Store. Would the "3/8 drill bit be to remove the vertical mortar joint? Thanks.

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