We just started picking at a wall that was crumbling under the million layers of wallpaper. We found that the "plaster" was applied directly to the brick, there is no lath in sight? I don't know what this material is they used because it's brown and crumbling, I'm used to seeing plaster in good condition..lol. What can we do to fix this? There isn't anything to nail drywall to or can we use masonary screws? Would 1x4's be best and just nailed to the brick? I am at a total loss here.
OMG! HELP! Our 1851 federal just gave us a new headache!