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Old 01-02-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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Brick separating from the block

We have a 3 story house that has some basement double doors that I noticed around the trim, the brick was pulling away from the block. I actually can get my had back in the gap and it's between 2.5 and 3 inches. The house is only 6 years old and it appears that the block is in good shape but the brick is separating from it. The wall is the backside of the house and is very tall. Any ideas of what to do/next steps?


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Old 01-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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First of all call a professional for a visual inspection and assesment. 6 yrs old may still be under your new home warranty.

I worked on a hotel where the brick ties that held the brick facia up rusted away and one wall did collapse and crush 6+ cars. For the other walls we drilled through the bricks to the block wall and anchored them together with some custom decrotive washers that were 4" in diameter and made a decrotive pattern on the walls while doing this.

You will not be able to suck the brick wall back in, all you can do is anchor it to stop it from getting worse, or tear it down and redo it. Again, you will need a professional on site assesment for this.

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I'm going to call someone other than the builder. I know that we only had a one year home warranty, but maybe it's covered by another type of warranty. I'm just afraid that they didn't use any tie straps when they put that part of the brick up, which will be a major problem....
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