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Weather Concerns

If you live in an area with freezing winters, be sure to buy bricks made specifically for paving (often labeled "MX"). Common bricks with two or three holes, and other bricks that are made for walls rather than patios (often rated "SX") may crack or flake during freeze-thaw cycles.

If you do use wall bricks for paving, apply a coat of acrylic sealer every year or two so they don't soak up water.

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