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Old 10-04-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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friend has a brick home, a good amount of the brick is coming off the house, no brick ties were used in the install. Was also told that some of the footing was going bad. Any idea to fix without breaking the bank?

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Old 10-04-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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The brickwork might need rebuilding, depending on how bad it is. It is possible to use ties without rebuilding in some cases. This link will give you an idea. http://twistfix.co.uk/wall_ties/#
The footing could be expensive, depending on what is wrong with it.

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Old 10-04-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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I've done a few of these thru the years. I cant say I've ever used the "retro-fit" ties, have always just removed the brick & re-layed with new. A couple of reasons for re-laying is that normally, there is water damage behind these jobs also, new brick is a great way to update the look of house, & often times, it's less costly than one would think.

As for the foundation issue, that's a whole different can of worms. It needs an on-site inspection to even get a feel for what's wrong.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:45 PM   #4
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we call 'em ' brick ties ' here in the colonies we've used 'em for stabilizing against conc & cmu walls but never 2x4's/sheathing.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:43 AM   #5
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We call the studs 4x2's ere on the mainland
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