I'm starting a project to stabilize the porch. Before I can do much of
anything I have to remove a lot of loose bricks from underneath. These are
red bricks that came from an giant chimney we knocked down 25 years ago.
There are a lot a good bricks as well as a fair amount of broken up pieces.
Seems these bricks are fairly desirable to some construction type people.
The eyes of a couple people I spoke to really lit up when they saw them. I
guess the old brick is better than the newer brick in some way. They seemed
eager to tell me that they knew people who get them off my hands if I didn't
This has me thinking these bricks must have some value. I know at Home
Depot bricks cost about $0.69 each. I guess if I have a thousand bricks
this would be worth about $690. (I'm not sure how many I have as I've only
begun to dig them out.) Not all the bricks are mortar free. Although, most
of them are fairly clean. Is there a market for these bricks. If so, who
would I try to sell them to? How much would I charge?
From what I hear, there used to be a lot bricks lying around because of old
buildings and chimney's being knocked down. Now, a lot of places are
renovating and the availability of old brick has diminished.
Regardless of what I do with the good brick, I still have the old broken up
bricks to dispose of. Any ideas on how I could get rid of them at the