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securing bricks & pavers (by DonV [OH]) Oct 13, 2020 3:37 PM
       securing bricks & pavers (by Deanna [TX]) Oct 13, 2020 3:48 PM
       securing bricks & pavers (by DonV [OH]) Oct 13, 2020 4:35 PM
       securing bricks & pavers (by Steve [MA]) Oct 13, 2020 5:13 PM
       securing bricks & pavers (by Deanna [TX]) Oct 13, 2020 5:33 PM
       securing bricks & pavers (by MikeA [TX]) Oct 13, 2020 6:52 PM
       securing bricks & pavers (by Mike45 [NV]) Oct 13, 2020 8:26 PM
       securing bricks & pavers (by Hoosier [IN]) Oct 14, 2020 1:25 AM
       securing bricks & pavers (by Steve [MA]) Oct 14, 2020 6:03 AM
       securing bricks & pavers (by gevans [SC]) Oct 14, 2020 7:29 AM
       securing bricks & pavers (by DonV [OH]) Oct 14, 2020 9:52 AM
       securing bricks & pavers (by RR78 [VA]) Oct 14, 2020 10:43 AM
       securing bricks & pavers (by DonV [OH]) Oct 15, 2020 10:08 AM

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securing bricks & pavers (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2020 3:37 PM
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I have tried lots of things. Mortar, cement, exterior liquid nails. nothing holds together bricks or pavers. Ideas?

--173.90.xx.xxx




securing bricks & pavers (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2020 3:48 PM
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For bricks and pavers, don't you need to dig out a bed for them, layer sand along the bottom, fit them together, and then add more sand to the space in between? It's the sand that helps them stick together. Some people use special sand with a polymer in it that activates when it's wet to give an extra hardness, but most people just use ordinary sand, I think. --137.118.xx.xxx




securing bricks & pavers (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2020 4:35 PM
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I understand. I need to do this for a repair to trim at the top of a retaining wall. I have also needed this for other things in the past. I was shocked it was impossible to get them to stay together. The slightest bump freed them from mortar, glue etc. --173.90.xx.xxx




securing bricks & pavers (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2020 5:13 PM
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What are you actually trying to bond the bricks to, other bricks, concrete, stone, or something else? You might need to mechanically clean both the surfaces that you're trying to stick together then use a bonding agent before setting them in mortar. --71.174.xxx.xx




securing bricks & pavers (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2020 5:33 PM
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Ah! I heard bricks and pavers, and thought of a patio.

I had part of a wall that was having trouble. The guy used clear brick/masonry caulk, I believe. --137.118.xx.xxx




securing bricks & pavers (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2020 6:52 PM
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Sounds like there is some calcium or other build-up on the bricks that is preventing a good bond. Scrub them with a wire brush and use a 1 to 5 mixture of muriatic acid to water to get a good clean surface. If you want double adhesion then paint them with a concrete bonding agent before you mortar them together.

Honestly, I would skip bricks and pavers altogether. Just put a form on either side of the existing wall and pour a concrete cap, add some fiberglass fiber to the concrete to hold in the event some small cracks form over time. It will last a lot longer than a brick cap. --74.50.xxx.xxx




securing bricks & pavers (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2020 8:26 PM
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I know that Peter Pan tried to attach his shadow using soap, but Wendy sewed it on for him. --174.193.xxx.xxx




securing bricks & pavers (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2020 1:25 AM
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Brick ties --99.92.xxx.xxx




securing bricks & pavers (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2020 6:03 AM
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Have you considered that in addition to using mortar or construction adhesive that you add some hidden metal dowels / pins between the bottom of the bricks & the top of the wall? --71.174.xxx.xx




securing bricks & pavers (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2020 7:29 AM
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Brick ties.

The thrifty brick masons use whatever metal is available, typically 16 penny nails. --69.80.xx.xx




securing bricks & pavers (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2020 9:52 AM
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I used liquid nails exterior, concrete and mortar none worked. I clean with soap and water but that was it. Thanks for the info. --173.90.xx.xxx




securing bricks & pavers (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Oct 14, 2020 10:43 AM
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Try Loctite PL S10.

Years ago needed to glue 2 solid 8" blocks together.

Light steel wire brush to get off any lose powder. Then the S10.

Anyway my guy screwup a little and needed to take then apart.

That part a long story. But anyway after sitting overnight.

Spent an hour trying everything to get them apart. Even tried a saw all blade to try and cut the adhesive between the blocks.

Ended up with a large sledge hammer. And still had to break the top block in a lot of little pieces. The adhesive never let go.

--73.40.xx.xx




securing bricks & pavers (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Oct 15, 2020 10:08 AM
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Thanks RR78! That is exactly what I needed! --173.90.xx.xxx



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