Anyone have any suggestions for dealing with disintegrating brickwork?
I have a brick home built in early 1910s in Fresno CA very dry
climate. The foundation and mortar appear fine, but many of the
bricks themselves have
now almost completely turned to dust! the brick being so soft you
it out with a fingernail.
It is only happening on one side (and happening to neighboring house
too, but not nearly as severe- their brick is painted, ours is
natural). It is so sever a large chunk of the wall has cracked and is
separating from the house...
Im pretty sure theres no such thing as brick eating insects, but on
some the disintegration appears as a "hole" through the brick, where
the dusty area appears to have been bored by some insect...
Whats the cause? Whats the solution? Any help appreciated!
is there anything that can be used to
stabilise the remaining brickwork (after replacing the worst cases)? -
doesn't matter what the finished result looks like but
I'd like to ensure the walls are at least structurally sound.