Evaluating 130 year old brick
I am currently in the "inspection" phase of buying a 130 year old brick home. I don't know a whole lot about brick so I'm not 100% sure what to look for. I'm haveing a few masonry people come and give me estimates on the work that needs to be done, but I have learned from hard experience that many contractors are less-than-honest when dealing with a woman home owner.
I have a ton of experience with different aspects of home ownership, but brick is new to me!
Any advice would be gratefully appreciated!