brick wall

Old 12-04-02, 01:35 PM
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brick wall

The outside of my home has a 3ft wall of brick which starts just below the windows and extends across the entire front side of the house. I have noticed the brick can be wiggled. The movement, in some places goes all the way to the other corner of the house. Im afraid the entire thing is going to completly break loose from the house and fall forward. Is there any way this can be repaired without removing the bricks.
Old 12-04-02, 09:13 PM
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Wiggling wall huh> not good. There are a couple things you could try but I wouldn't post them here. E me I will suggest something or you can get a mason to advise you locally. Good luck
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Brick veneer separating from home

A good brick mason should be able to diagnose your problem. If the wall was not properly constructed then he should be able to tell you what led to your problem and the solution. For example, not using the right kind and number of anchors and or not providing weep holes to allow moisture behind bricks to escape can lead to brick veneer separating from the structure. If wall was not properly anchored and as water trapped behind the brick expands when it freezes, the pressure can push the wall away from the home. Sometimes foundation settlement can cause separation of the veneer. The mason may be able to tie into the studs with anchors to prevent having to remove and replace the brick veneer.

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