With the siding finished, we wanted to check it out and see if there were any spots that needed rework. With the ground still semi-muddy, we decided to leave it for another day. I wandered over to our front-porch-to be and found that they had thrown the loose and broken brick over there. It wasn't going to be a problem, I figured that they would have top filled it with gravel before pouring the concrete in the forms. Now, for the broken brick, I thought it was a very earth friendly way of reusing resources. However, in the mounds of broken brick were quite a few good bricks. These good bricks cost a ton of money and I thought it was a waste to just use them as filler for a porch. I pulled them out (there were about 100) out to be saved as spares and will tell Brandon my plan. So folks, the likelihood of a small reserve of bricks at your home will be pretty high. If you would like some of that retained, request it or check the site on your visits and save your bricks.
|There were about 100 of these bricks found.|
Have you ever been to Home Depot and saw how much bricks/pavers cost per brick? There will always be a project that you can do to improve your home that will look great made with the bricks that match your house.