Why Do Bricks Go White and is it a Problem?

Brick wall covered in white salt deposits known as efflorescence

Why Do Bricks Go White? The white marks on bricks are caused by salt. When bricks get wet, the salt inside the brick dissolves and leaches through to the surface. Bricks turn white when this water evaporates, leaving salt deposits on the brick face. This process is known as efflorescence and is a common problem. … Read more

Types of Bricks

Bricks come in many different shapes and sizes, each of which has a specific application. These are the most common types of bricks used in UK building projects and the purpose they serve: Facing Bricks These are the type of bricks you see when looking at the external face of a building. They are not particularly … Read more