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Old 07-20-2010, 10:35 PM
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brick foundation

A little off topic, but this is probably the best place to post.

I'm building a 16'x18' post and beam addition on my house. Original house built in 1773. I suppose it would be easier to face the new foundation with thin brick to blend better with the old foundation. Are there any arguments for building a brick ledge into the foundation and mortaring bricks on the above grade portion?
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:55 PM
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no arguments.

lay ythe CMU (block) and where u want the brick to begin use a block that is 2" narrower.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:39 PM
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It will be a poured foundation, not block.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:53 PM
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I don't get it. Why do you want a brick ledge if you are using thin brick?
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:33 PM
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I don't get it. Why do you want a brick ledge if you are using thin brick?
Me either. Thin brick (the 1/2" thick stuff) just sticks to the wall with mortar.
http://www.culturedstone.com/literat...structions.pdf
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:11 AM
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My question is what are the pros/cons for veneering thin brick vs. a brick ledge and mortaring full size bricks above grade.
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:03 PM
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Got it. Your first question was clear as mud.
If it were me, I would use the thin brick. I don't see any disadvantages to that, and if you don't tell anybody, they will never know it is not fullsize brick.
I once heard somebody refer to it as "fake brick", but is not all brick man-made, and thus "fake" in some way?
It will go up faster, no shelf needed, and unlike cultured stone, it is just as real as full bricks.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:36 PM
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That is how I am leaning.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:30 PM
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As clear as mud...... lol

The only con to using the thin brick is that it isn't full size brick. I know most people might not care, but I would never have it on my personal house. I do lots of full size brick veneers so maybe that has something to do with it.
If it doesn't bother you, then go with the thin brick.
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