Although ivy can be hard to manage if allowed to climb on a brick wall, it will not damage the brick in any way. However, it is possible that it may cause a wood wall to rot, because it can trap moisture on the wall.
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Susan Steele has been writing for more than 20 years. Her work has been featured in online publications, such as eHow.com and StarReviews. While attending Ashland Community and Technical College, Steele says her favorite courses were English and literature. Steele has enjoyed working for Demand Studios since June 2009.