What would cause brick on a house to degrade?

The brick wall is on east side of house, overhang above.. it is the brick along the bottom next to the dirt of our 1970's home.. It leaves a fine brick dust on the dirt . And is there a remedy?
q what would cause brick on a house to degrade
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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 17, 2018
    Sounds as though Builders didn't use Engineering Bricks but used a soft brick.instead.. Damage caused by elements........ Do you have Buildings Insurance? Call in a couple of Builders and ask for a written price to put it right.
  • Sandy Sandy on Apr 17, 2018
    Call a brick yard if one local and ask them?
  • Joan LeVasseur Joan LeVasseur on Apr 17, 2018
    This kind of spaling is usually due to moisture getting in behind the brick.
  • Lisa Gage Lisa Gage on Apr 18, 2018
    For sure termites are there. Call an exterminator for inspection of the foundation.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 18, 2018
    After you figure out what the issue is, and repair it, there is a liquid sealer you can spray on top of the brick to seal it.
    • SLK SLK on Apr 18, 2018
      thank you-I've read since, you have to make sure the sealer you use on brick is certain type that doesn't seal in the moisture that is probably the reason- or it will get worse.. Im going to seek out a mason to inspect and recommend what to do about the " stalling" .
  • This is definitely due to moisture.
  • GBK GBK on Apr 18, 2018
    My brick started to decay, also, when there was a change in moisture in the other direction. When I got a good sump pump in the basement and the environment got a little drier, it just turned to powder like red dust. I'm thinking of spraying "flex-seal" all over it. Rust-o-leum makes it. How could it hurt, lol?
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