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Use Thin Brick Panels To Enhance Old Concrete Pillars Bordering Your Business

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If there are two old square-shaped pillars made out of concrete that are bordering the front of your business and you think that they are diminishing the beauty of your company's property, provide the entryway with a fresh appearance by covering the concrete exteriors with thin brick panels, such as from The Best Panel Company. The transformation will provide your property with a modern appearance and the brick-covered surfaces can be maintained simply by occasionally rinsing them off with a water hose and removing surface stains with detergent and a scrub brush.


  • water hose
  • stiff-bristled scrub brush
  • measuring tape
  • brick panels
  • container of mastic
  • small shovel
  • bucket
  • mixing stick
  • notched trowel
  • wet saw
  • grout bag
  • masonry cement
  • trowel
  • putty knife
  • sponge

Clean The Concrete And Affix Brick Panels

Use a water hose to rinse loose dirt from each concrete pillar. If dirt is caked on portions of the concrete, move a stiff-bristled scrub brush rapidly back and forth over the affected areas. Allow plenty of time for the concrete surfaces to dry. Measure the length and width of each pillar to determine how many thin brick panels to purchase. Open a container of ready-to-use mastic. Add small shovelfuls of mastic to a bucket. Briefly stir the mastic with a mixing stick to provide the adhesive with a uniform texture. Dip a notched trowel into the mastic.

Apply an even layer of mastic across one side of one of the pillars. Line up a thin brick panel along one of the bottom corners of the mastic-covered concrete before pressing the panel firmly against the concrete for a minute or two. Continue lining up panels across the concrete until the mastic is covered. Use a wet saw to cut brick panels that will be used to cover the edges of the pillar's side if necessary. Apply mastic and brick panels to the remaining sides of the concrete pillars. Wait for the mastic to dry.

Fill Gaps With Grout

Fill a grout bag with masonry cement. Secure the end of the bag and place the bag's tip into one of the joints between two adjacent brick panels. Squeeze the bag to emit cement from the tip and move the bag's tip along the joint until it is filled with cement. Fill all of the joints in the same manner.

Use a trowel or putty knife to smooth the surface of the grout. If too much grout is applied, use a sponge to eliminate it from each concrete wall. Wait for the cement to dry. Maintain the updated pillars by eliminating surface dirt from them with a water hose or soapy water and a scrub brush. 


7 June 2017