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Old 04-25-2012, 02:10 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by homesower View Post
That is a stretcher bond, also known as a running bond. They modify if further based on the overlap, so this would be a 3/4 running bond.

Since it doesn't have any bricks running sideways to tie it into another layer of brick it suggests that it is just a veneer. There is usually a cavity between it and whatever it is anchored too, so it is also called a cavity wall.
Thanks for that. (it must result in a lot of brick-cutting at the corners!).


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Old 05-04-2012, 03:22 PM   #17
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[quote=homesower;904776]I understand the problem. Long areas of blank wall look wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

I am going to suggest some additional solutions. 1) A big tall bush 2) a trellis with vines, roses or an espaliered fruit tree or something along the line of a 4) tresllisted arbor, with a park bench or swing underneath it.

I was thinking something along the same lines.......a plastic gnome maybe ?
What about a life size Elvis?
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:56 PM   #18
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I'd go with brickmould. Btw, I don't like the idea of large bushes or small trees next to the foundation, but a trellis is a good idea
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Got around today to fix this problem. Got the pair of shutters new at the Restore for $8 and the baseboard trim pieces from a wholesale store also for $8. Cut and nailed the trim, caulked the edges, and this is what I got -- not bad for under $20.

The plan is to get some shutter hinges and S hooks to make it appear more legitimate, and to maybe add a window box with some greenery to soften it a bit. Any other suggestions?


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