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How to Replace a Damaged Brick - Introduction, Difficulty Level and Needed Tools
Introduction
This home repair is one that can be attempted if you are repairing 1 brick or up to 4 adjoining bricks and the wall you are repairing is not load bearing. On brick homes the brick wall is typically a "veneered" brick wall. Veneered means it is a brick skin over wood framing. If that is the case with your home, then the brick wall is not load bearing and can be repaired. However if the brick wall is solid brick, then it's load bearing. For walls that are load bearing or need more than 4 contiguous bricks replaced, consult a professional mason.

If that's not the case, then let's see how this repair is performed:

    Difficulty Level
  • Average
    Needed Tools and Materials
  • Matching Brick(s)
  • Mason's Cold Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Wire Brush
  • Power Drill and Masonry Cutting Wheel (desired, not required)
  • Pointing Trowel
  • Joint Strike Tool
  • Mortar Mix and Pigment (if needed to match existing mortar)
  • Eye Protection
  • Leather Work Gloves

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