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Urethane or silicone caulk are the usual, but there are others that remain flexible. Read some labels at your hardware store. Flexibility is crucial, so don't use latex. If you have a lot of seasonal movement (frost heave), caulk might not be a good idea anyway. Either match color or go with clear. Use as small a bead as possible and avoid smearing it out ...


Flaking of the face bricks, caused by dampness in the outer layer of the brick freezing and expanding when the moisture melts is common - especially with cheaper bricks. You should have a damp proof course - and the patio really ought not to have bridged it. One can be injected into the brick, for a price. Provided the internal side of the wall is never damp,...


A regular drill with a good masonry bit will be fine on soft brick. If the brick is hard like engineering or blue bricks then you will need a hammer drill.


3M Scotch outdoor mounting tape may be something that will work for you. I've seen photos of the product used for attaching to brick, although the current collection of ad copy does not mention it. I've used the product to hold outdoor items and it's quite durable and strong. The tape is a foam core with adhesive on both sides, allowing for irregularities in ...

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