My Neighbours have asked me to help fix a vertical crack in one of their internal walls
it's a brick internal wall, the crack extends from top to bottom and is up to about 5mm wide.
They got an engineer to look at the crack and i am satisfied with how to patch it up according to the engineer report save for one bit.
The report has a small diagram that shows the crack filled in with new mortar which is fine but then some sort of mesh nailed to each side of the crack. the mesh ends up being covered by render and plaster obviously so it is completely hidden
I assume the mesh is simply a reinforcing method around the crack, but what sort of mesh is used, is it rigid or something like flywire from bunnings (which I assume would only then act as an adhesive for the render to the face of the brick rather than a structural support to the brick itself)
has anyone ever used mesh to repair cracked brick walls and what is it that is used?