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Old 01-09-2012, 08:48 AM   #31
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No pictures yet---??? No further discussion without pictures.

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Ok try getting pics up
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:56 AM   #33
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It was not the full car just the door
Ayuh,... The door carries the momentum of the car...

I'm quite sure the impact from the car was Much Greater than you give it credit for....
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I am not gonna hold my breath waiting for pics
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Well, sounds like you need a new wall.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:24 PM   #37
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Yep, hitting that with a car will knock that down, good mortar or bad. You indicated that the car door hit this while the car was rolling backwards and I don't doubt it. I probably could have knocked that down by pulling on it with my hands. The brick is purly decorative and not designed to handle a large object running into it. The way it should have been built to withstand getting ran into would be to eithe pour a concrete core to brick around or put up a cement block core with reinforcing steel in it. Either way will work better than what was there but still not stop a whole lot of force. Time to clean up the mess and get on with whatever you decide to do to replace it. Aside from the poor looking mortar I doubt you would have much recourse on the builder
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But you do agree that the mortor is bad
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The mortar has nothing to do with the problem.

Any blind or uncontrolled person can hit that and cause the damage. It has to do with the design and construction determination of the person that decided to buy the structure.

Ever heard of insurance and deductible?

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Ayuh,.... It was decorative, Ya ran into it with the car,...

It broke, 'n now needs fixin'....

What was the Question again,..??

As noted before, if it had been core filled with concrete, 'n steel, it mighta stood up to the abuse...
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But you do agree that the mortor is bad
No, you have some bricks that are broken in half...
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Anyway of knowing what bricks.these are like serial.numbers and things like that. And if so we're can I find them it's only four bricks I need to replace.

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