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    Lightbulb I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    I'd be willing to answer questions my fellow Delawareans may have regarding masonry and concrete.

    I know money is tight so if you can do it yourself, why not.

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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Welcome to TD, hang in there, we may need you. We are getting ready to do extensive renovations to our home and some brick work will be needed. Just had the second meeting with the Architect so it may be a few months before we get started. What is your experience?
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    Welcome to the site Brickie! Join in any threads you find interesting. Hope you enjoy it here
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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Welcome Brickie!
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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    is it true what they say about brick shit houses?









    lololol, welcome to the site dude.

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    Welcome to the site! I need concrete soon, but I'm in PA.
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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Hiya.... and welcome!

    I was thinking of sprucing up some concrete entry steps. Is adding a layer of slate as a new surface a good idea? If so, what's a good place to get the supplies?

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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Thank you for the warm welcome everybody. I'm surprised by the response!

    Tralee: I have a facebook page. Search for Classic Brickwork. There's lots of pictures. I have experience in all phases of masonry. I have a more basic knowledge of concrete.

    Chase: yes, it's true. At least the ones I've "built".

    Robb: we travel. We only do small concrete jobs though. I don't keep a crew.

    Brainstorm: it's a good idea. But there are things to watch out for. Make sure the slate isnt going to change the elevation of your first and last step too much. For instance, if you buy 2 inch think bluestone, after a mortar joint you will raise the step by 2 1/2 inches. If the step is already 6 inches now it's almost nine inches. That is very uncomfortable, dangerous to people who are unfamiliar with the steps and it's against commonly accepted code. ( code: 7 3/4 is the max hieght). Of coarse you could get thinner stuff. There's nothing wrong with that.
    You should apply a bonding agent to the steps and the underside of the stone.
    Good places to get that and the stones would be Delaware Brick Co., anger steins, Middletown has a nice place north of town on rt72. Best Garden I think. They have a big selection. Delaware Brick would have the most knowledgable people. I hope this helps!

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    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Classic-Brickwork/

    I don't see any pix on your page though. Found some on the web site http://classicbrickwork.com/index.php
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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Brickie View Post
    Thank you for the warm welcome everybody. I'm surprised by the response!
    We like honesty here! Had you came on and said "Hey everyone I heard about this awesome bricklayer named Brickie and you have to try him" then the response would be different. ;-)
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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    If a brick falls in the woods and no one is around. Does it make a sound?

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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Robb: I haven't maintained that website like I should. Here's the Facebook URL. Incompatible Browser | Facebook

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    I don't think that worked. Incompatible Browser | Facebook

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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Mmmm I wonder if that link works for you?

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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    It should, all facebook links do that.

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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Ok, thanks.

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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Hi Brickie,

    Sooner than later I'll have to start thinking about replacing the facade on my rancher. Right now it's just aluminum siding but I'm looking at all options, including wood and brick. My question is, if I were to go with a brick face would I have to pour a footer at an equal depth of the existing footer then build up with block before laying the brick or can I just lay a slab around the perimeter and start laying since it will not be bearing a load? Do you recommend any other procedure simply to attain a brick face?

    Thanks,

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    Re: I'm a bricklayer and I'll answer questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Brickie View Post
    I'd be willing to answer questions my fellow Delawareans may have regarding masonry and concrete.

    I know money is tight so if you can do it yourself, why not.

    Brickie
    Welcome , my grandfather was a bricklayer for 50 years and I often watched him work , that's very hard work..

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