My latest project is to restore a 1924 duplex and let me tell you, I have my work cut out for me! But I’m looking forward to every minute of the challenge.
Cute, red brick all around that is unfortunately covered entirely by vines. This is a popular option for people that want to soften the hard lines of brick or as in this case, to conceal flaws in the brick walls from foundation issues. If you currently have or are considering planting ivy or vines along your brick, think again!
Over time, vines implant themselves in any crack or crevice they can find and you place your brick’s mortar integrity at risk. Not to mention, you can’t even imagine what lies beneath this cozy maze of vines!
Day 1 of my removal wasn’t met with too many issues: