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Reclaimed Brick

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Tallcane, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Tallcane

    Tallcane LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    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.

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