Repointing a Garden Wall

Rain and frost canse lime mortar exposed to them to crumble; and the poorer the quality of the mortar the faster it deteri orates. Many garden walls, the brickwork of which is often inferior to that of the houses to which they belong, show signs of decay at a comparatively early age. The mortar joints … Read more

Brickwork in the Garden

Bricks can be used very effectively for garden paths, steps, paving, low walls, pedestals, and other purposes. Those which will be walked or harrowed over should be hard bricks; and, if to be laid flat, must be cut bricks without hollows or frogs in their wide faces. Red bricks are preferable to yellow; and if … Read more

Cavity v. Solid Walls

ANOTHER question to be considered is the problem of cavity or solid walls. In the former, 4-inch facing bricks are used for the exterior of the house, a 2-inch cavity is left, bound at intervals by pieces of metal to -l-l-inch J?letton bricks on the inside, the whole forming what is generally known as an … Read more