View Full Version : Reclaimed Brick

12-28-2009, 03:51 PM
Does anyone have any experience using reclaimed brick? I am about to lay reclaimed brick and am wondering whether I should butt each brick up against each other or leave a gap? Concrete pavers have the spacing bars but these bricks dont. I am just curious if I should account for that or is putting them right up against each other enough space? These bricks are pretty uneven so I expect there will be some gaps that I just cant help.

Also, what does everyone think about running the compactor over reclaimed brick? I am very worried about causing damage. Should I lay a couple of sheets of plywood down and compact on top of that? Or skip it all together? If I skip it, should I use a mallet to tamp each brick down as I go or will that lead to uneveness?

Thanks in advance for any help.