Home IQ continues to follow the Obergs' home construction. The brick has arrived safely at the jobsite, but unfortunately, the mortar that was sent with it is the wrong color. Without the right mortar the bricklaying can't begin.
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In this segment the brick arrives safely at the jobsite, but unfortunately, the mortar that was sent with it is the wrong color, and without the right mortar the bricklaying can't begin.
Greg Allen, the site supervisor, and Brad Oberg (homeowner) hopped in a truck and went to the brick company to see if there was a brick mortar in stock that could be delivered to the site as soon as possible so the bricklaying could begin. If not, there could be some significant delays — up to a few weeks, in fact. And if the bricklayer has another project lined up that takes a long time, the delay could be indefinite.
Fortunately the brick company had the exact Mortar that Brad had picked in stock, and the guys were able to haul several bags back to the site immediately so the bricklayers could get started.
"This is the type of thing where you take a leap of faith until you actually see it up," Lynn Oberg said, talking about the cultured stone used for the entrance of the house. "You hope you made the right decision," she added.