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sandyman720 10-15-2007 08:18 AM

How much would it cost?
 
I have 3 walls on my addition. Each 15 ft long. I want to put a 3.5' brick veneer wall up. I would need to bolt on angle iron or have to pour a brick ledge.

I already have the brick.

Any ideas of how much something like this would cost a mason to lay?

Cache 10-15-2007 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by sandyman720 (Post 68157)
I have 3 walls on my addition. Each 15 ft long. I want to put a 3.5' brick veneer wall up. I would need to bolt on angle iron or have to pour a brick ledge.

I already have the brick.

Any ideas of how much something like this would cost a mason to lay?

Depends on your area. I was recently quoted 960 a square here. Masons aren't cheap and there aren't that many good ones here.

If I were you I would go with thin brick and do it myself. You don't need to worry about support and the install is rather simple for DIY. Pretty much like laying tile. Where you already have the brick, I would simply rent a really nice masonry wet saw and cut the face off all the bricks. Then hang the wire lathe, put up a scratch coat and go to town with the brick faces and thinset mortar.

A mason will charge you normal labor and probably something like $1/brick to make the cut. You really don't have that much to do, and it shouldn't take more than a couple days.

sandyman720 10-15-2007 10:54 AM

How long would it take to cut the face off of 900 bricks?

Cache 10-15-2007 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by sandyman720 (Post 68177)
How long would it take to cut the face off of 900 bricks?

A couple hours maybe. You'll want to get a nice saw with a new blade. These cost a lot if you buy them, but you should be able to rent one. I got a price here of a couple hundred bucks for a month. You should only need it for a day or two, so I wouldn't imaging it would cost more than $50-$75. I don't know how handy you are with stuff like laying tile. The job you are describing would take me and a helper 2 days, and would look just like normal brick veneer. Just make sure you do the corners right. You can get instructions on any of the thin brick supplier websites, like interstate, interbrick, or robinson.

BTW, I'm not talking about some cheap $50 tile saw. I'm talking about a 5hp brick/block cutter, that usually runs in the $2000 range. These have accurate guides that you can set to a little less than an inch depth and slice the face from the brick like cutting through butter. Brick isn't very hard material.


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