Dumped in my driveway were two very large dump trailers-full of
masonry and dirt. The debris came from a portion of
building that was tore down in town.
Of the huge amount of debris were salvaged 2 types of brick; all
were solid brick with the exception of about 100 figure 8
Since there are 3 or 4 weep holes on the back wall area serving
dual purposes of draining off the sink's holding area and the once
or twice happening of water coming off the driveway, water passes
to the drain restricted only by the size of each of the
holes. Rather than SEE the sundry occurrences of water
on the floor, all my alter egoes have decided to cover it up in
such a way as to allow for a better control of where that water
wants to spread off to (I mean, one thimble full of water will not
go racing off to the drain. It spreads out and before you
know it...anyway it needs to stop).
To remedy uncomfortable moving water under your feet when doing the
dishes in the rear pit, thoughts of the need for a better floor are
A diamond-blade saw will be needed to expedite nicer angle-cuts
(these brick have been placed here merely for contemplation of what
might go here in the future).
In some areas of the brick in these photos are 3/4 of an inch-thick
of previous mortar; when two or more of those brick butt-ugly
up against oneanother there's 1 and 1/2 INCHES of space between the
bricks.... PLUS add your own mortar joint in the mix and you have
what amounts to an unsightly (well, like the pictures show
So my over-winded point, the brick definitely will need to be
the first to be cleaned in this project.
The notion is, water from the weep holes will be taken into
consideration when installing the brick, as the water should flow
unrestricted, albeit re-directed, and aproximately 4 inches below
feet level (which is usually more than 60 inches from
Below is the brick wall that is rarely seen, even by me.
Nothing is back there except the battery banks for the solar and
wind generated power, and other items that don't get visited around
There's that water
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