DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Bricks, Masonry and Concrete > crumbling brick wall




Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-23-2008, 11:02 AM  
trucker12349
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1
Default crumbling brick wall

the unfinished basement wall brick is turning to dust. Need way to fix this problem. Can just use thin set for this pupose?


trucker12349 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2008, 05:56 PM  
Square Eye
Senior Member
 
Square Eye's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,273
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Default

No, sorry.. Thinset will only mask the underlying problem temporarily. It will pop off and you will have an even larger mess to deal with.
You have one of those situations where a qualified contractor would be a necessity. And an engineer would be even better. Also, I'm sure someone will remind us that a building inspector should be involved. MA has strict code enforcement and the repair you're going to need will be structural.
Square Eye is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 07:10 AM  
yesitsconcrete
Member
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 88
Default

of course you can,,, square eye's just giving you the right advice,,, its your house so have at it if we were you, we'd tie a rope around ourselves so it'll be easier for survivors/1st responders to pull your body out of the debris.

in other words, this isn't a quick/inexpensive/diy-er fix.
yesitsconcrete is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Some crumbling bricks on basement wall corman842 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11 04-08-2016 10:34 AM
Brick powdery white and crumbling pixbuf Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 6 09-21-2012 06:59 PM
Crumbling brick wall mikefra24 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 29 08-01-2012 11:00 AM
Crumbling brick dthornton Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11 04-17-2012 06:48 AM
Brick is crumbling in a small area dan_aka_jack Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 1 03-18-2009 09:14 PM



Newest Threads

Hi.