Jun 29, 2009, 11:06 AM
Post #10 of 33
I am rather interest in the actual prices of brick, but not the crumbly red kind, but the more solid ones. I think they are called aldoquin or something close to that.
I asked the civil engineer in charge of building the house I live in to put in a brick patio for me in my back yard. I asked him to do only the west half. Actually, I did none of the asking/speaking. My Mexican partner did all the talking to avoid any confusion and the surcharge for Americans. He never laid eyes on my blond, blue-eyed person.
The engineer bricked in the entire back yard. I was not displeased with the outcome and since the price was the same, I did not complain about it. It looked great.
Now, with the Sonoran spring and summer bearing down on us, the back yard with its brick patio and ten foot high cinder block walls (I am aware they are not really cinder blocks) ... it is a pizza oven out there.
So I had a section of brick (aldoquin) about 15'x12' removed, a concrete retaining wall built to hold up the rest of the brick from the resulting pit, and "river" dirt brought in (as if there were any rivers around here).
Now I have a huge stack of near new brick (aldoquin) and several Mexican friends wanting "to buy" them.
There was never anything in writing about the original work, except an agreement for the work and materials and a specific price. So I have no idea how much the aldoquin cost and I can't find them in any of the usual places, like Home Depot.
So how much for a brick? An aldoquin? The soft ones at Home Depot with holes in them are 4 pesos each and weigh about 1/4 what one of these aldoquin weighs. They are quite solid. Wouldn't 2 pesos each be fair?