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Delvia Carter 11-23-2013 06:02 PM

Brick wall
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Thinking about rehabbing an old house. There is a lot of structural damage to the brick at the back of the house. It leaking water all in the house every time it rains hard.I never laid brick before and would like to learn it. So my question is, how hard is it to repair brick in a wall?? Any advice would be helpful.

joecaption 11-23-2013 09:32 PM

Call a real mason on this one and a structural engineer.
There's some major structural failure going on there, not just some loose brick.

tony.g 11-24-2013 03:32 AM

Looks like there has been failure of a beam somewhere lower down. Perhaps an opening within that cheap-looking extension has been opened up and no proper beam installed?
Definately not a DIY job if you've never laid a brick before.

joecaption 11-24-2013 04:46 AM

Just a guess from what I've seen before.
Window sill rotted out from lack or mantaince.
Water leaks down the wall.
Outside rim joist and wall studs rot.
Building falls down.

Tscarborough 11-24-2013 08:23 AM

That can easily be fixed with a bulldozer.

Delvia Carter 11-24-2013 01:37 PM

Thanks for the advice. On a guess what do you think this would cost to fix??

joecaption 11-24-2013 04:17 PM

Guesses on cost are just not going to happen on any web site. If someone does come up with a price it's worth what it cost.
You need someone on site.
Unless your getting this property for what the lot would cost and you have very deep pockets I'd pass.
There's just far to may other property's out there that would need far less structural non DIY work available to waste time on this one.

stadry 11-27-2013 06:15 AM

i wouldn't want to be learning brickie work on a 1st job like this,,, depending on the price, there may be $$$ opportunity here,,, best advice so far's the pe & brickie 1st altho t-scar's post does have merit, too :laughing:

danpik 11-27-2013 06:56 AM

Really need to see a picture of what is under that window inside that porch. As was mentioned the real illness is lower down in the building. The symptom is just showing up below that window. as far as cost to repair, >$1.00

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