Remove old bricks with as little damage as possible with this guide. A well-made brick wall is a durable structure that can last for decades. If you have a damaged brick that needs to be replaced or are looking to cut a window into the wall, you will need to remove old bricks. The trick is not damaging the surrounding bricks. If you think you may want to save the bricks to use as replacements down the road, you will also want to be careful to not damage what you are removing.
Grind out the mortar surrounding the brick. Be careful to not grind the brick itself. This means you will probably still have mortar on and around the brick.