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Bricklaying & Repointing

Mortar colour nit changed after 4 months

Anonymous user 30 October 2023 - 2.00 PM

For clarification our developer replaced some bricks in April and July of this year. The majority of our house bricks have a reddish brown mortar, however the new bricks have dried grey. The site manager tells me they need time to cure. Is 4 months normal that they remain grey and sticking out like a sore thumb.

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Anonymous user

If they haven’t matched colour by now they probably won’t. It is difficult to get a complete match to an existing but it can be done by doing test samples or using dye.

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30 October 2023

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Olsis

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Harlow

It’s very possible that the mix they used is different colour sand(it happens allot of time or they may have not use the correct ratio for the pointing

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30 October 2023

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ADR Property Maintenance
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Boston

this mortar is not going to change colour

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30 October 2023

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Anonymous user

It all down to the colour of sand used and what ratio the sand cement was mixed at to create the mortar

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31 October 2023

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Anonymous user

Sounds to me like the site was using ready mix mortar, which can go the reddish colour, they’ve potentially just mixed up a typical 4 and 1 and put it in. Or they have potentially used silo mix from another of their sites and just used that instead. Are you on a big housing site?

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2 November 2023

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