Originally Posted By: bkelly1
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Inspected a home yesterday where the brick, mainly near the bottom of house, has deteriorated. Many of the faces of the brick were flaking off, some the entire face of the brick, about an 1/8 to a 1/4 inch. There were other areas where it was only half the brick, and some weren’t smoothly broken, etc. It was very interesting. What are your thoughts? I thought possible brick manufacturing problem, high moisture content around bottom of house, etc… The house was on a slab, built in 1970, had gutters, that were not extended away from house…No weep holes in brick, very common here.