Re: Has my brick got dry rot?


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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