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Old 03-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Cleaning and water-proofing bricks

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but here goes.

My brickwork is dingy ( both the mortar and bricks ) and looks like some algae might be starting to form in a few areas. I want to clean it all up and then put some sort of sealant to keep them cleaner a little longer. What's the best approach to this? Is this even a good idea?

I'm thinking pressure washing the brick and then putting some sort of water sealant on the brick after they've completely dried will do the trick but before I do any of this, I'd like to hear the pros and cons from you guys.

And, as a side note, The people who put the brickwork up really suck at their job because there is more mortar ON the bricks than BETWEEN the bricks. If anyone has any advice on how to best make the bricks look better, I'm all ears.


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