I have a wall which is ordinary bricks topped with a course of black/
blue, shiny ones (I know they have a proper name, but I can't remember
it). A couple of the black shiny ones are now loose - the mortar bed
that they sit on is still there, they're just no longer stuck to it.
Is there some sort of resin-based stuff that I can use to glue things
back together (araldite?) rather than having to relay them using sand
OK, clearly I should use google *before* posting on here.
Do you reckon this stuff would do it?
Or otherwise which of the stuff on this page?
Resins in cartridges with long nozzles are generally used for getting an
anchor fixing in masonry - hence their brands, Fisher, Rawl etc but
polyester resin does have a lot of other uses, especially in repair and
strengthening of old buildings. Not to my knowledge often used as an
adhesive as you describe.
I would have thought pva would glue your bricks back on as long as the join
is close and Dave's link may even be a pva based product. Presume there is
no load or strength issue, just putting them back on. If you have an ongoing
problem with damp and frost or deteriorating mortar then it won't go away of
course but there is nothing wrong with making a repair which will buy you a
few more years.
Thanks for the replies. PVA?? I've got plenty sitting around, can't
hurt to give it a go. There are indeed no structural requirements for
the wall, it's purely a matter of sticking a few bricks back onto the
top course of an essentially decorative garden wall.
Jonathan, I agree replacing the mortar would be the best solution, but
ICBA (I think that's the acronym I'm looking for) and I don't have any
faith in my ability to lay bricks in a straight line even in this
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