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Old 02-12-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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brick work for an old garage, steel frame needed


i have an old garage detached from the house. The brick work must of been neglected for years and a lot of the mortar and brick have fallen out around the door entrance.


i tried to patch up the morter today but have realized that so much of the mortar have been blown away for years that a rebuild of the entire base will prob be necessary. having a steel frame built was suggested to me by the home inspector a while back and i was wondering if that's a viable solution? if i do go with a steel frame, is it a cheaper solution than just hire someone for mortar work??? is steel frame do the work?? and finally, what type companies i should look for to have this frame built.







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What is the purpose of the steel frame?

A brick guy would probably use a grout bag to squirt the mortar into the brick veneer to disperse it more evenly. You can get one at home depot too.



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Have you got any photos?
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i have an old garage detached from the house. The brick work must of been neglected for years and a lot of the mortar and brick have fallen out around the door entrance.


i tried to patch up the morter today but have realized that so much of the mortar have been blown away for years that a rebuild of the entire base will prob be necessary. having a steel frame built was suggested to me by the home inspector a while back and i was wondering if that's a viable solution? if i do go with a steel frame, is it a cheaper solution than just hire someone for mortar work??? is steel frame do the work?? and finally, what type companies i should look for to have this frame built.







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If the mortar is that deteriorated, it needs to be repaired. What you need to do would be contingent on the extent of the issue.
A steel frame has no place in the repair. A steel lintel, maybe.
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