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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-01-2012, 11:00 AM
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Posted By mikefra24
Thanks- nealtw! I think it turned out not to bad-...

Thanks- nealtw! I think it turned out not to bad- but a year from now, who knows!? Lol. No, I think it should be alright, as I didn't really 'anchor' the collars to the wall- to allow for any ground...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-31-2012, 06:46 PM
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Posted By mikefra24
4142 -sorry for not posting sooner, but had...

4142

-sorry for not posting sooner, but had some dental issues come up that have kept me unpleasantly distracted!! Unfortunately did not take any pics of the bracing. This is finished...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-20-2012, 10:12 AM
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Posted By mikefra24
Well I went with inspectorD's idea and removed...

Well I went with inspectorD's idea and removed bottom 2 'layers' of brick and then braced up remaining brick. Am now building boxes/collars for each side- will post pic when done.-
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-18-2012, 07:09 AM
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Posted By mikefra24
Thanks for everyone's help!! I'll discus the...

Thanks for everyone's help!! I'll discus the options with the homeowner and see what route she wants to take...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-17-2012, 05:15 PM
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Posted By mikefra24
Wow- this site is great!! I can't believe how...

Wow- this site is great!! I can't believe how quick and helpful the feed back is!!

Before I posted I did do some research and thought that water was the culprit. I should have mentioned(sorry)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-17-2012, 01:15 PM
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Posted By mikefra24
Thanks for the input everybody, but I'm still...

Thanks for the input everybody, but I'm still confused as to the best/easiest way to fix this up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-17-2012, 09:37 AM
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Posted By mikefra24
Having never done any kind if masonry, how...

Having never done any kind if masonry, how difficult would 'pouring and forming' of concrete collars be? The lady who owns the house is a widow, and not wanting to spend too much- but she is also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-16-2012, 11:40 PM
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Posted By mikefra24
Hi- thanks for ur response! You are right, I live...

Hi- thanks for ur response! You are right, I live in Edmonton, Alberta (Canada-eh!) and the winters can get pretty cold!! - I don't think this brick us structural at all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-16-2012, 10:00 PM
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Posted By mikefra24
Crumbling brick wall

Hello. First time posting and first time to site, but unfortunately I feel I may only be a taker and not so much a contributer...I have done a fair bit of home projects, but most have been a one time...
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