crack in brick veneer
There is a tiny vertical crack that goes from the firebox to the underside of the mantel. It runs through the mortar and the bricks and is more or less straight except at the very top course of brick it ends up one brick over.
A long time ago someone told me it was just a settling crack and not to worry about it. I think it was the mason who did my patio.
Do we concur?
I am considering painting the brick white (I assume that is a controversial, semi-religious statement. Let's skip the cosmetic issue for now :-)) I suppose that will make the crack even more visible than it is now??? Maybe a little caulking will do the trick?
I don't use the f/p.