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    Default Replacing Cracked Brick Corner

    Hi Guys,

    I'm tidying up the outside of an old 1920s rendered brick house. There is a crack running vertically and then diagonally to right that I am repairing. The footings have been repinned, and I was going to stitch the crack around the corner. However I've found a lot of the bricks are loose or broken. I need to remove around 2 bricks wide about 1.5m off the ground (vertical section), could anyone tell me if that is safe enough without more bricks caving in? Or should I put in a temporary prop?

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    Thanks.

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    I would just tuckpoint it.

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    Would be fine. Vertical forces will easily arch over area (which they're probably already doing with loose bricks).

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    We took out a three metre window and door combination back home in England. The whole lot stayed put, no cracks, nothing. I couldn't believe it held. It helped I suppose that the brickwork was 9 inch with the old eye-poker fishtail ties (that have a habit of rotting and causing long cracks in the bed). I know a bit off topic, but wanted to share this thought - brickwork spans better than you could guess.....And sometimes it just falls when you least expect :O

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    Thanks guys, I'll get bricking this weekend.

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    Got the job done, wall didn't collapse.

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    Looks great!

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    I assume you didn't just do the edges but put fresh mortar on the bottom , top and both ends of the bricks? I ask as I have to do a similar job, I don't want to just rake out mortar and show some more in, but take the bricks out, use my chisel drill to remove old mortar, then try to relay the bricks on all sides.

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    Bricks were removed and new bricks put in.

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