Brick wall help


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Old 07-30-08, 06:48 PM
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Brick wall help

Brick wall at the garage door frame has less than a 1/8th in gap at the bottom but nearly 2 inches at the top. The door frame and the outside of the wall show to be in square. The gap begins to open at about the 1 ft level ( 1/8inch approx. )and gets to the 2 inch mark at the top of the frame. Garage apron has not sank but I am at a loss as to why this gap continues to grow. Anyone have any ideas.....


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Old 07-30-08, 08:51 PM
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Something isn't plum. My guess is, it's the outside wall. Put a level on it vertically.
 
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Old 07-30-08, 08:55 PM
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A picture is worth ten paragraphs of description.
 
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Old 08-11-08, 07:04 AM
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Pics of wall

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The bulge at the trim line only goes for about 3 ft down the side of the house then the trim is back in place. Could this be a problem with the brick pulling away from the framing and if possible, is there any way to check out and see if this is the case. ie, remove interior drywall for a look. I have seen some other boards that suggest it might be broken or missing brick stays? Any ideas guys.....

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Old 08-11-08, 08:17 AM
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Well, I am sure it is not what you want to hear, but that is R & R, remove and replace. And use wall ties this time.
 
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Old 08-12-08, 03:59 PM
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Does this scream no or broken brick ties to you???


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Old 08-12-08, 04:16 PM
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The ties don't break and leave the wall standing. They are either rusted or missing.
 
 

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