Brick century house near Pretoria Bridge December 3, 2012

Brick century house near Pretoria Bridge:

  • Brick replacement
  • Repoint
  • Parging

The brick used to build this house was unique.  It was softer than most used at the time and was also much more pink in color.  Many of bricks, where they sat on top of the foundation, had eroded, some so badly that there were holes right through the single wythe wall.  10 mortar test samples were needed to find a color match to the unique reddish/pink mortar and a different mix was required to match the different levels of weathering and pollution staining on each side of the house.