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How to get rid of moss on brick porch?

Posted by firsthome (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 24, 06 at 20:42

We have a very shaded front brick porch on our new house. Over the last several months a very thick moss has developed on the bricks. The bricks are very rough and the moss is deep in the crevices.

I have taken bleach and a scrub brush to the bricks to try and get the moss off but it is a long and arm breaking process, and the moss doesn't want to seem to come out of the crevices.

Any suggestions, aside from renting a pressure washer, to get rid of the moss? Should I let the bleach sit on the brick, rather than scrubbing it? Any way to help prevent the moss from coming back?

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RE: How to get rid of moss on brick porch?

The bleach is your best bet. When moss grows on brick it is very resistant to letting go. Apply pure household bleach (6% sodium hypochlorite) and let it turn br.own then white. It might take a few applications if its thick. If you aren't going to use a pressure washer use a stiff bristle brush to remove. Letting the solution dry (once it has turned completely white) might make brushing easier on you.

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