crumbling brick wall

Discussion in 'Bricks, Masonry and Concrete' started by trucker12349, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Nov 23, 2008 #1

    trucker12349

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    the unfinished basement wall brick is turning to dust. Need way to fix this problem. Can just use thin set for this pupose?
     
  2. Nov 24, 2008 #2

    Square Eye

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    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.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2008 #3

    yesitsconcrete

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    of course you can,,, square eye's just giving you the right advice,,, its your house so have at it :rolleyes: 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.
     

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