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Old 12-02-2019, 12:55 PM   #1
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Fixing foundation bricks


Hi,
How should I go about fixing this?
Should I use mortar mix cement to fill in the cracks or use some sort of silicone sealant?

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Old 12-02-2019, 01:38 PM   #2
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How old are the cracks and what are they from.



Re-pointing would be indicated here but you need to first figure out what caused the movement.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:25 PM   #3
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I have no idea how they formed or when they formed. Just noticed this about a month ago. The house is about 125 years old.
This is the only crack I see from the outside of the house.
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Yup, grind out the joints and repoint. You lucked out in that the bricks themselves did not crack, or at least it appears they did not form cracks.
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You may want to check the mortar type on an old wall.
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125 yrs old & that's the limit of damage ? we'd repoint w/soft-mortar - wait a bit then paint to match existing
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but you need to first figure out what caused the movement.
That's an important point. There may be a leaking drain at the bottom of that downpipe, which I have found often causes movement in the brickwork.
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