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Frost blown brick

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  1. clanless

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    I've noticed that a brick above the external drain has blown. It has got damp and the frost has popped off the front.

    Thing is - how do I repair this?

    I'm thinking brush on PVA to waterproof and then stick the brick face back on with some external grade building adhesive - something like 'No more nails'.

    It would do the job - but is there a better way?
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Yeah you could chop the face right off and then cut another brick, of the same type, lengthwise and set it in on mortar..:biggrin:
    Or you could do what you suggest. :smile:

    Maybe give that section a coat of something like Thompson's water seal afterwards .
     
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      I was looking at this:

      U-Can Brickwork Repair mortar, 5kg Tub | DIY at B&Q

      but it does seem a bit of a faff when I can glue back on the existing brick front.

      Waterproofer would be a good idea - might well splash it all over the brick that is close to the drain - to stop this happening again.
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I'b be inclined to do what you suggested.

      Strangely enough I built a small raised bed with paving bricks glued together with Gripfil.
      That was 10 yrs ago.

      Its still there.:smile:
       
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        I passed a new build house not quite finished, the builders had a sense of humour, they had knocked up a sign 'Gripfill Cottage"
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          You must use genuine Gripfill, none of this silly stuff like Nonails, if it dont smell it wont work.:smile:
           
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