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    Cracks Mortar of Brick Veneer Over Extended Roof Line - Differences of Opinion?

    Also, will try to find out if the brick mason used vertical expansion joints where brick veneer supported by foundation meets brick veneer supported by framing, and finished with a continuous flexible backer rod and compatible sealant. The attached brief article from a PE explains. My widest...
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    Cracks Mortar of Brick Veneer Over Extended Roof Line - Differences of Opinion?

    I am not sure.... The windows all have steel lintels for the tops of the windows (including the windows that have the cracks emanating off of in the pics above), as far as the course of brick directly above the start of extended roof line for the 1st floor breakfast room I'd have to do some more...
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    Cracks Mortar of Brick Veneer Over Extended Roof Line - Differences of Opinion?

    Hi Nealtw thanks a bunch for helping out, and responding again. I really appreciate it. First... just to be sure... and to clear this up: when you say, ".... site engineer wrote what he wanted for the point load support, why did he have to ask for more studs to be added...." That's not the site...
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    Cracks Mortar of Brick Veneer Over Extended Roof Line - Differences of Opinion?

    Thanks Nealtw for the new reply... I see what you mean... To answer your first question, the brick veneer was added later after the framing, and after the PE's framing inspection. However, the brick veneer was always in the plans. Our whole neighborhood calls for every home to have brick veneer...
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    Cracks Mortar of Brick Veneer Over Extended Roof Line - Differences of Opinion?

    Nealtw: thanks for your reply. Yes, the structural part of our warranty does not expire for 10 years. Only certain things such as switches I believe expire after 1 year, but the 1 year point is when many homeowners get a second re-inspection on new construction.... So did you mean you sent your...
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    Cracks Mortar of Brick Veneer Over Extended Roof Line - Differences of Opinion?

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    Cracks Mortar of Brick Veneer Over Extended Roof Line - Differences of Opinion?

    Two story single family home wood framed, with engineered members (LVLSs and PSLs, trusses, iJoists), brick veneer. I called for a residential home re-inspection as it is approaching one year since closed on new construction. Some parts of the home warranty by the builder expire after one year...
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