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Old 02-14-2010, 04:46 PM   #16
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wow depending on how many rows of bricks would need to be replaced it could vary. IMO I think you are looking at a repair anywhere from 5-8000. The door has to be removed and it all has to be supported. It could be less if you find the right guy and buy him down.
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i suspect you could straight lintel across the top of the soldier course and be ok. should not have to remove door even if you step back to start of arch/angle which would be the correct way if its covered in the buy in. dont let them pass off a point up on you
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i suspect you could straight lintel across the top of the soldier course and be ok. should not have to remove door even if you step back to start of arch/angle which would be the correct way if its covered in the buy in. dont let them pass off a point up on you
the more work done is the more money that will come off the price of the housd
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Hate to see you loose a good house that you really like because of a couple cracks but at the same time I would hate to see you get a lemon that needs extensive brickwork.

I would look for water infiltration at the window somewhere.

Also I would go with the regular house inspection then follow it up with a masonry expert before I got to pushy on the deal.

The cracks could be very minor, actually it don't really look as bad a some would have you believe.
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The movement has not stopped. At least three bricks have been replaced once and two of them have split in half again. You definitely need an onsite inspection by a structural or masonry expert.
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The movement has not stopped. At least three bricks have been replaced once and two of them have split in half again. You definitely need an onsite inspection by a structural or masonry expert.
definitely agree.......At the same time if you LOVE this house its most likely not the foundation but just the lack of proper support over that door. It can be fixed and its a perfect place to negotiate on the price. Dont allow the homeowner to fix it but deduct the price you get from someone off the price so you know its fixed right and the bricks arent just replaced and repointed.
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Great, I will let you all know how it turns out. This Fri I am trying to get a structural engineer out to look at it during the inspection......IG
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I'll bet there's no STEEL LENTIL above that doorway. It looks like they would have needed a special steel lentil made to support the load above that door.
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