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Jawton 07-06-2011 09:21 PM

Brick Veneer on Rowhome in Baltimore Mortar Crack
 
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Hello all. I have a question I hope to get answered. I recently bought a rowhome in Baltimore City knowing that there was some separation of the mortar and bricks on the front first floor of the home. Is this due to foundation issue? From water not draining out the gutter they put in above the facade? The previous owner had flower pots in the gutter (concrete) and it looks as though it didn't drain properly. The house was built in 1855, so I'm guessing nothing is going to change overnight foundation wise I am just hoping that it is a relatively quick fix and not a 20,000 dollar project. I've attached some pictures for reference.

Thanks.


Jawton 07-06-2011 09:21 PM

Brick Veneer on Rowhome in Baltimore Mortar Crack
 
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Hello all. I have a question I hope to get answered. I recently bought a rowhome in Baltimore City knowing that there was some separation of the mortar and bricks on the front first floor of the home. Is this due to foundation issue? From water not draining out the gutter they put in above the facade? The previous owner had flower pots in the gutter (concrete) and it looks as though it didn't drain properly. The house was built in 1855, so I'm guessing nothing is going to change overnight foundation wise I am just hoping that it is a relatively quick fix and not a 20,000 dollar project. I've attached some pictures for reference.

Thanks.


Jawton 07-06-2011 09:21 PM

Brick Veneer on Rowhome in Baltimore Mortar Crack
 
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Hello all. I have a question I hope to get answered. I recently bought a rowhome in Baltimore City knowing that there was some separation of the mortar and bricks on the front first floor of the home. Is this due to foundation issue? From water not draining out the gutter they put in above the facade? The previous owner had flower pots in the gutter (concrete) and it looks as though it didn't drain properly. The house was built in 1855, so I'm guessing nothing is going to change overnight foundation wise I am just hoping that it is a relatively quick fix and not a 20,000 dollar project. I've attached some pictures for reference.

Thanks.


Jawton 07-06-2011 09:21 PM

Brick Veneer on Rowhome in Baltimore Mortar Crack
 
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Hello all. I have a question I hope to get answered. I recently bought a rowhome in Baltimore City knowing that there was some separation of the mortar and bricks on the front first floor of the home. Is this due to foundation issue? From water not draining out the gutter they put in above the facade? The previous owner had flower pots in the gutter (concrete) and it looks as though it didn't drain properly. The house was built in 1855, so I'm guessing nothing is going to change overnight foundation wise I am just hoping that it is a relatively quick fix and not a 20,000 dollar project. I've attached some pictures for reference.

Thanks.


Jawton 07-06-2011 09:21 PM

Brick Veneer on Rowhome in Baltimore Mortar Crack
 
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Hello all. I have a question I hope to get answered. I recently bought a rowhome in Baltimore City knowing that there was some separation of the mortar and bricks on the front first floor of the home. Is this due to foundation issue? From water not draining out the gutter they put in above the facade? The previous owner had flower pots in the gutter (concrete) and it looks as though it didn't drain properly. The house was built in 1855, so I'm guessing nothing is going to change overnight foundation wise I am just hoping that it is a relatively quick fix and not a 20,000 dollar project. I've attached some pictures for reference.

Thanks.


TxBuilder 07-08-2011 08:13 AM

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