Re: Has my brick got dry rot?


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Frost has been getting in through the mortar then. The white powdery deposit is efflorescence, or salts from whatever the mortar or the bricks are made from. It might be a good idea for you to have the house repointed, but make sure that the builder doesn't change the mortar for a harder or more dense mixture, as this may cause even more problems not allowing the bricks to breath properly.
Get a local builder in. If they know the area, then they'll probably know the older construction methods used around your district.
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