The Brick And Mortar Was Old

DSCN1103The new owner of this apartment building noticed a few worrisome flaws in the brick veneer surface of this small apartment building. CSES was retained to make an assessment of the areas of concern, and provide recommendations.

Our examination did not reveal any significant structural problems. The heavy brick faced chimneys had settled a little, but not enough to be a problem. The result, however, appeared to be more than it was. Some brick joints were offset, and some bricks had become misplaced.

The main problem here was that the brick mortar was old, and in some locations, was in need of re-pointing. The remainder of the foundation and the brick veneer was fine. The owner was relieved of her concerns.