Large step crack in brick wall


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Old 11-07-15, 05:42 AM
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Large step crack in brick wall

I have a large step crack in my brick siding wall. Called the foundation people but they can't make it out for a couple of months. Should I put in a backer rod and caulk it until they come out? Looking to use NP1 caulk. Lots rain in central Texas right now.
 
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Old 11-07-15, 06:29 AM
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When I had my foundation stabilized They told me the cracks would not close up but would not in cress. I don't see where caulk would hurt but pro's will be in soon.
 
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Old 11-07-15, 07:10 AM
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How big is the crack? If it is only a hairline crack, I would not worry about it until the professionals have had a chance to look at it. If it is a 1/4" or more, yes, I would fill it with something to keep the wheather out.
 
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Old 11-07-15, 07:26 AM
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NP1 is pretty aggressive stuff. My concern is that it will hinder a tuck point repair down the road. Do you have a picture of what the damage looks like? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 11-07-15, 01:14 PM
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Should have said put more NP1 on. It is much worse than it was. All the rain we got in the spring then the "flash drought" over the summer, now more rain is really screwing up my foundation.Name:  image.jpg
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Sorry about the picture. The top is on the left.
 
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The crack is about 5/8" wide at the top.
 
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Old 11-08-15, 03:55 AM
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Unless rain is going thru the crack and causing damage I wouldn't be overly concerned about caulking it. The gap is a symptom of a foundation problem - not the cause.
 
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Old 11-08-15, 06:02 AM
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The best thing to do would be to put the backer rod in the crack without caulking, that will be enough to keep the weather out.
 
 

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