What to do with thin brick construction debris.
September 17, 2013 6:43 AM Subscribe
I recently removed an interior wall covering of about a ton of thin ( and joist bending ) brick like this
, or this
, and now have sheets of plaster and/or broken brick and plaster. Is there any other use for it around a house or yard; I don't like throwing it away and I'd have to take it to a construction dumpster due to its weight.
posted by anonymous to home & garden (7 answers total)
They are too thin ( 1/2" ) to remain solid when walked on; and when they break they seem to be sharp enough to cut a car tire or animal paw. I've thought about burying them as part of a decorative mound, or a garden edging covered with dirt, or even in a fire pit, but the concern of the edge sharpness is still there.
There's also a good bit of old plaster attached to the backsides of many of them, and some of the bricks came off in 1'x2' or larger sheets; but most of it is or can be chunked into single bricks or pieces. And again, all with edges sharp enough to cut.
FWIW; the aesthetic of the traditional solid brick does not seem to be there. Most of it appears to be generic broken brick chunks, or exactly what it is... weird 1/2" thick bricks that I have no idea what to do with next.