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kronic24601 12-03-2010 01:14 PM

Grind Bricks Down? ... cause I'm tripping ...
 
Ok I tore out some brick and concrete to run electrical under ground, then, thinking I want this to be a really good job, I'll just pay someone else to do the concrete and brick work to fill in where I tore things out. However, the guy didn't put them in totally level. There is a good 1/2" rise on one side for a whole row of bricks. (really easy to catch with a foot).

My first thought is ... :censored: ... am I going to have to tear these out, and redo them?

My second thought is hmmm, maybe I can grind/sand it down in a way that looks good and doesn't crack the bricks ...

So, are there any tricks, shortcuts, secrets, that I can do to help my dilemma ... or am I screwed and have to rip and and try again?

thanks!

jlhaslip 12-03-2010 01:33 PM

getter ripped up and compacted then replace the bricks.

Bondo 12-03-2010 02:29 PM

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or am I screwed and have to rip and and try again?
Ayuh,... Most bricks are Harder than most grinding wheels....

Shoulda done it yerself the 1st time I guess...

kronic24601 12-03-2010 03:28 PM

damn ... that's what I thought. I sorta ran out of time and had someone help with the bricks while I was working on something else ... good help is hard to find I guess. oh well, guess it it what it is. Thanks!

downunder 12-03-2010 04:50 PM

Get a diamond blade for an angle grinder for $10-15. Depending how smooth your hand is and how pretty you want it, quick and easy!

Kurtzilla 12-07-2010 04:31 PM

Are your bricks set on bedding material or re-laid on top of concrete? If its on bedding material, you can compact them down. If they are on top of concrete, the best thing to do is lift them and grind the underside of the brick pavers and reset them.

DrHicks 12-07-2010 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by kronic24601 (Post 544843)
Ok I tore out some brick and concrete to run electrical under ground, then, thinking I want this to be a really good job, I'll just pay someone else to do the concrete and brick work to fill in where I tore things out. However, the guy didn't put them in totally level. There is a good 1/2" rise on one side for a whole row of bricks. (really easy to catch with a foot).

My first thought is ... :censored: ... am I going to have to tear these out, and redo them?

My second thought is hmmm, maybe I can grind/sand it down in a way that looks good and doesn't crack the bricks ...

So, are there any tricks, shortcuts, secrets, that I can do to help my dilemma ... or am I screwed and have to rip and and try again?

thanks!

What are these bricks set in/on? If they're pavers, set on sand atop gravel, it's just a matter of tamping them down.

If they're set in the concrete, that's another matter entirely.

kronic24601 12-08-2010 04:00 PM

ya ... they are on top of at least 3-4in of concrete.

DrHicks 12-08-2010 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by kronic24601 (Post 548124)
ya ... they are on top of at least 3-4in of concrete.

I'm sure you've already said this, but, "....aaaaah crap!"

kronic24601 12-09-2010 01:45 PM

big time ... :furious:

DrHicks 12-09-2010 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by kronic24601 (Post 548641)
big time ... :furious:

So now I'm wondering...

If this was my deal I'd HATE to rip it up and start over. That'd be a last resort.

I'm thinking an angle grinder with a masonry blade on it. See what you can do.


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