The bricks I am planning to fix old walls with have been sitting outside in the winter. Between a few months of freezing and thawing, can they be trusted?
This suddenly occurred to me while researching how to insulate a brick building.
In the middle of dinner on the deck, the ledger board gave way. No one was hurt, but one side of the deck dipped about 5 feet. It is about 14'x10' deck. I have jacked it up, and placed a temp. brick column under the corner.
The problem is that the ledger board has pulled away from the house an...