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Old 06-28-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Default Left over brick

So my new house is complete but there are 4 pallets of brick left over. Anyone have a clue as to where I could sell this stuff. Can't believe the builders estimate on how much would be needed was so far off
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Can you make the builder buy it back?
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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Craig's list or North/South side Reporter Paper or...

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Old 06-28-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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Use it for a nice planter or flower bed
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Can you make the builder buy it back?
Agreed, you were charged for it (probably even overcharged), I would not "suck up" the builder's mistake. I would have them come get it and refund the exact amount you were charged for it!
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Let me give ya a real big hint- the builder isn't buying it back. It's in the budget for the house and as far as he is concerned, it's a freeby to you. You need to be looking at this though thru much better glasses. If you ever need to match the brick on your house, you have it. I'd strongly suggest storing it on the yard somewhere even if it's to make a walkway with. That brick will be worth its weight in gold if you have a lintel break, add-on later, need to pull a window, etc. Color matching brick most often will never happen. Count yer blessings that you were lucky enough that the takeoff was bad in your favor.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:13 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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I would keep quite a few for possible repairs or add-ons it the future. If nothing else make a walkway with them. Oops sorry for the redundency.^^
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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At least they left it instead of charging you for it and one of the workers taking it back to his house.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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We had brick left over when we built our house as well... We used some of it to brick over our outside front entry way... We just paid one of the masonry guys on the side to come and do the job, it was super cheap and it looks great... Then a few months ago we had a landscape company come out and make 3 planters... 2 are just white block but the large one in front of the house is a double thick stone planter that extends from one side of the house to the other... He capped the planter using the brick we had, he had to buy some also, as we didn't have enough, but he was able to take from our left over brick to match it... The planter looks AMAZING and because the brick matches the house it in no way looks like an add on...

I would stronly suggest keeping it for possible future projects... Do you have a back patio that is cement? Have it bricked over, I bet it will look great... Have some tree rings made around your trees for planting purposes... You could even have it laid as a backyard patio if you don't have one or have it laid as an extension to your patio...
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:16 AM
 
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you could also use it to build a big a** BBQ
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