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Old 02-01-2018, 04:55 PM   #1
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Recently our crew while performing work broke a few bricks on a home walk way. The bricks seem to be extremely hard to locate at least on our end, and the home owner insists we repair it exactly the same way we found it.

The brick dimensions are as follows
12" x 3.5" x 1.75"
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From what i can see in the photos, the brick dont appear to be damaged. Just have a mason come by there, clean them up and relay them.

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We did in fact brake 3 bricks the full size bricks in the picture is how they look in non damaged by us areas. The other pictures is some pieces.
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Thats an old brick. Go by a local brick/block yard and take one of the brick with you. They can help you.
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Thank you BRICKHOOK, we tried multiple locations here in our are and nobody carries that style. At this point I will import it if i have to.
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Thank you BRICKHOOK, we tried multiple locations here in our are and nobody carries that style. At this point I will import it if i have to.


Those bricks have probably been discontinued for a long time. When I see my old man tomorrow I will show him your picture, he is pretty good at knowing what is in stock at the Brickyard’s around Chicago


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Windycity,

Any help we can get would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

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Don't want to be the negative Nellie,more than likely,you won't find that brick. If all fails,contact these guys,they specialize in custom matching. Used them twice,good work but hang on to your check book.


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FJN,

I am on it, thanks for the lead.

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Another possibility,contact Naw-Kaw. They stain masonry to match. If you find the matching size and texture (which is not a huge challenge most of the time) They can stain too match. They come to the site after masonry laid. Check with both companies and see which one will do the least damage to your check book.


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Good Luck, keep us posted
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Fred, There isnt any brick around the south east that size. Is this a size that you've seen before?
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Fred, There isnt any brick around the south east that size. Is this a size that you've seen before?

They are still around,but rare. I think the name they went by was Roman for the 1.5/8" and Norman for the 2.25" x 12" He may have to cut the height down.

John,you know as well as most guys on CT.,matching brick is always a challenge and a half.


If you go on Belden's site you can see they have some pretty weird / monster sizes that can be cut down.
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Here are some of the "monster" sizes Belden offers.

http://www.beldenbrick.com/big-brick/
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The "Monarch" on the Belden site will get him in the ball park with a little saw action.
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Man this is all great leads thank you all for the professional help, working on all leads.
Will keep you all posted.
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They are still around,but rare. I think the name they went by was Roman for the 1.5/8" and Norman for the 2.25" x 12" He may have to cut the height down.

John,you know as well as most guys on CT.,matching brick is always a challenge and a half.


If you go on Belden's site you can see they have some pretty weird / monster sizes that can be cut down.
There is actually a house in my community with red Romans on it. Dad laid it back in the 60's. But I didnt think they looked like the brick in the original post.

Ive laid sooooo many Pine Hall, Old Virginia, and General Shale any thing else looks funny to me

*Edit....I went back and looked at the photos again, the 3.5 was throwing me off.....it does look like a Roman

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Tint some Portland the right color, take out fake joints. Next day repoint with grey mortar.

Rake out
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Recently our crew while performing work broke a few bricks on a home walk way. The bricks seem to be extremely hard to locate at least on our end, and the home owner insists we repair it exactly the same way we found it.

The brick dimensions are as follows
12" x 3.5" x 1.75"
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From what i can see in the photos, the brick dont appear to be damaged. Just have a mason come by there, clean them up and relay them.
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We did in fact brake 3 bricks the full size bricks in the picture is how they look in non damaged by us areas. The other pictures is some pieces.
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Thats an old brick. Go by a local brick/block yard and take one of the brick with you. They can help you.
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Thank you BRICKHOOK, we tried multiple locations here in our are and nobody carries that style. At this point I will import it if i have to.
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Thank you BRICKHOOK, we tried multiple locations here in our are and nobody carries that style. At this point I will import it if i have to.


Those bricks have probably been discontinued for a long time. When I see my old man tomorrow I will show him your picture, he is pretty good at knowing what is in stock at the Brickyard’s around Chicago


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Windycity,

Any help we can get would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

Fabian
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Don't want to be the negative Nellie,more than likely,you won't find that brick. If all fails,contact these guys,they specialize in custom matching. Used them twice,good work but hang on to your check book.


http://www.brickmatch.biz/
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FJN,

I am on it, thanks for the lead.

Fabian
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Another possibility,contact Naw-Kaw. They stain masonry to match. If you find the matching size and texture (which is not a huge challenge most of the time) They can stain too match. They come to the site after masonry laid. Check with both companies and see which one will do the least damage to your check book.


https://www.nawkaw.com/
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Good Luck, keep us posted
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Fred, There isnt any brick around the south east that size. Is this a size that you've seen before?
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Quote:
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Fred, There isnt any brick around the south east that size. Is this a size that you've seen before?

They are still around,but rare. I think the name they went by was Roman for the 1.5/8" and Norman for the 2.25" x 12" He may have to cut the height down.

John,you know as well as most guys on CT.,matching brick is always a challenge and a half.


If you go on Belden's site you can see they have some pretty weird / monster sizes that can be cut down.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fjn View Post
Here are some of the "monster" sizes Belden offers.

http://www.beldenbrick.com/big-brick/
Quote:
Originally Posted by fjn View Post
The "Monarch" on the Belden site will get him in the ball park with a little saw action.
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Man this is all great leads thank you all for the professional help, working on all leads.
Will keep you all posted.
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They are still around,but rare. I think the name they went by was Roman for the 1.5/8" and Norman for the 2.25" x 12" He may have to cut the height down.

John,you know as well as most guys on CT.,matching brick is always a challenge and a half.


If you go on Belden's site you can see they have some pretty weird / monster sizes that can be cut down.
There is actually a house in my community with red Romans on it. Dad laid it back in the 60's. But I didnt think they looked like the brick in the original post.

Ive laid sooooo many Pine Hall, Old Virginia, and General Shale any thing else looks funny to me

*Edit....I went back and looked at the photos again, the 3.5 was throwing me off.....it does look like a Roman
Quote:
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Tint some Portland the right color, take out fake joints. Next day repoint with grey mortar.

Rake out
Update all the leads were great, just due to the amount of bricks (3) that we need. No one was willing to invest time in us.
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Surprised nobody would help as it does promote good will and possible future work.
A company in Chicago helped my friend's mother get a new bird bath after her's was stolen. The thief left her a note saying he was sorry but needed it for his mother's birthday present and he was skint
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