I'm looking to put in a brick patio and have been really wanting to do it with reclaimed road bricks. The problem here is sourcing enough to do an entire 18x18 patio and not spending a months salary on just the bricks. So the thought is to just use standard bricks, you know the ones with holes in them. These normally would be for the side of a house and not really exposed to the full force of a Michigan winter with 12"+ of snow on the ground.
Would these bricks hold up? Would grouting them into place help? Also might a sealer help?
The base will be made of crushed rock. I am not sure if a layer of sand is needed or not at this point. But Will be added if needed.