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    Spalling cement brick wall... repairable?

    Here is a quick follow up. I measured the bricks and they are 8" bricks. I had a mason come out and take a look at the damage. He was pretty good with his explanation of the damage and the different types of cracks and their causes. He explained why he ruled out different causes. He determined...
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    Spalling cement brick wall... repairable?

    Thanks for all the help guys. I really appreciate it. I have been working on getting a guy out on-site to take a look at it but it's been hard with the holiday weekend. Also, thanks for saving my sanity. I was pretty sure it wasn't spalling but when a guy who's supposed to know what he's...
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    Spalling cement brick wall... repairable?

    I think they are about 4" thick. I am assuming they are whatever CMU was back in 1955 when it was built. I do know its not red brick. It is a single-story home. It is a perimeter wall which carries the weight of the roof. I believe the cracks have been there for many years but I'm not sure how...
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    Spalling cement brick wall... repairable?

    I forgot to mention. I thought this was a settling issue at first until someone pointed out it is spalling because the foundation and sidewalks do not have cracks it in.
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    Spalling cement brick wall... repairable?

    There is spalling on this house that was built in the mid 50s. The cracks are on both sides of the wall so I guess the bricks are split in half. The biggest cracks are the vertical ones, they are about 4'-5' tall. There are some horizontal ones high on the wall that are only about 2' long...
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