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    Crumbling brick wall

    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 shifting that will occur in the future...
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    Crumbling brick wall

    -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 product(stained with a 5$ can of 'mistint') - she is quite happy with end product...
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    Crumbling brick wall

    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.-
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    Crumbling brick wall

    Thanks for everyone's help!! I'll discus the options with the homeowner and see what route she wants to take...
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    Crumbling brick wall

    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) that the driveway does slope away from the garage, but (can't really see in the pics) before this...
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    Crumbling brick wall

    Thanks for the input everybody, but I'm still confused as to the best/easiest way to fix this up...
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    Crumbling brick wall

    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 tired of covering up those spots with flower boxes-lol
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    Crumbling brick wall

    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...
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    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 only type thing and not nearly enough to offer advice- sorry. A friend has asked me what I...
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