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Depending on the local conditions, there may be a water proofing issue. Cementitious products (concrete and cement mortar) shrink due to the hydration process of cement. So your mortar joint will become slightly contracted. Clay bricks expand when they are moist and contract when they dry out. So the wider the joints are, the more the differential between ...


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hmm chimney repair is expensive and 8 inch brick are not really hard to find. Visual aesthetic is a important factor for masonry and restoration, and proper brick bond is important in load distribution and tensil strength and ultimately waterproofing.. so 3/8 inch is the standard brick joint for all those reasons.


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If by cement you mean stucco (which is essentially cement) you need to strip off the layer of paint that is peeling. That's typically done with sandblasting--but not using sand as an aggregate. They typically use a softer material like the husks of nuts. You then need to paint with a proper stucco paint that will breathe. It's not a simple job, ...


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Yes this paint is out there go to a masonry supply they will hook you right up it will be oil base so get the proper cleaning agent for your brushes and rollers .Thank You very much hope i was of some help .Master Mason Harlan.


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All you need is shims and Spray Foam. Shim the window on all four sides Square in the opening. The Sims will hold the window tight, let the spray foam dry and take out the shims and fill the holes with spray foam. No use some round backer rod and place that around all four sides on the exterior and then caulk the window to the concrete with backer rod ...


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Yes, a typical stepped foundation should carry two stories of brick just fine. That said, I'm looking at your project through a few words on the internet. Photos would move us in a more confident direction.


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clean the holes out well with vinegar and water. then put epoxy dough in the gaps, smooth and point as well as you can. once cured, drill new holes, but larger diameter and deeper. then use anchoring epoxy (like redhead a7 or c6) to mount threaded rods. attach your gates with nuts and washers and you are done.



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