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    Default Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    We have a two-stored house with brick front, and there is about half an inch vertical gap between the mortar (of the brick) and the wall, all the way from below the roof to the ground. Should I caulk it, or is it necessary for weeping? This house is 20 year old house, and we didn't notice it until about 8 years ago. Thank you for your advice.

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    Default Re: Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    You have a problem, the brick veneer was not properly installed. Either and improper base or the not enough ties were installed. I believe it will continue to separate until it falls if it is not fixed properly. I would suggest you cantact a professional mason. Be prepared, it may need to be completely redone.

    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    Once you remove the bricks, you will have new options on how to finish, besides new bricks of course.

    Give yourself the chance to explore other exteriors. Some may be more suitable at a lower cost.

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    Default Re: Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    can you post a picture of it? chances are that there is a major problem but it's also possible that it's not as bad as it looks.

    i'd also recommend having a mason or good contractor look at it to determine why this happened and come up with a few possible fixes.

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    Default Re: Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    I would like to thank all three of you for the comments.

    I tried to attach photos but was unable to upload them. The size of the photo is 2.45MB, and I wonder if this exceeds the size limitation. Is there any other way to send you the photos? Can I email?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Vertical gap between brick front and wall

    You can email your photos to JLMcdaniel at this forum, just mention "photos" on the subject line. He'll be glad to post them for you.

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