Masonry expert, Carlo Gil, gives advice on brick wall restoration for condo renovators.
Q: I am renovating an older condo and I uncovered the original brick wall but the brick is quite damaged. Is there anything I can do to salvage the gorgeous, antique brick wall?
A: In order to preserve the beautiful, aged look of the brick wall, it is important to work with a masonry expert who specializes in historical restorations and has experience with brick wall restoration. Many masons will tell you to replace all the brick with newer brick or put up a new wall with a brick veneer. The problem is that a new brick or veneer won’t have the same authentic, aged look you love so much!
We have many years of experience with this type of project. This process only takes a couple of days at the most and is usually a lot less costly then completely replacing the wall would be!
This restoration process can be used for indoor features and can also be used to bring new life to a stone deck, walkway, porch or other exterior stone feature as well. – Carlo Gil, www.stonecontractors.ca