Brick repairs where the new mortar and brick dose not match the original - they're visible from half a block away. Yet with a little extra effort, you can make a brick repair blend in so that it's almost unnoticeable. This article explains some of the tricks used to make brick repairs disappear. Initial foundation settlement can leave vertical cracks in brick veneer cladding, which, though ugly, pose no structural problem. This paper describes how a North Carolina builder makes the repairs, using tricks gleaned from masons.