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ryancher 11-09-2008 03:19 PM

Bricks Breaking Away Behind Interlock Porch
 
We just moved into our new home and we've noticed that some of the bricks on our house behind our Interlock Front Porch are breaking away. I assume who ever installed the Interlock Porch didn't do everything properly - which is why the brick deteriation... correct me if I'm wrong???

What could have been missed?

What can I do now to prevent any further damage?

glennjanie 11-10-2008 01:02 PM

Welcome Ryancher:
Porches are usually built last on a house and, quite often, on fill dirt. If the fill dirt is not properly compacted, it allows the porch to settle; which would cause the pulling away.
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do until the settling is finished (usually a couple of years). After that, you can have the bricks torn out and relayed to even it up.
Glenn


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