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Posted by: from Kitchener
6/27/2012 at 4:04:41 PM

Hello:

I would like to inspect a 100+ years old house for possible structural issues. There is a crack in the brick wall from the top to the foundation.

What kind of repairs should be done if any?

Thank you,

CF

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Date/Time6/27/2012 at 5:06:21 PM

Hello CF:

Depending on what this crack is like. If it is leaking then you have to do something to reoslve the issue . If it is not leaking and is just shrinakge or something of that nature I'd leave well enough alone. as far as it being strucutral if its been there for a 100 years it will likely be there another 100 so I wouldn't worry about it.

John Holgate

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Date/Time6/28/2012 at 9:18:06 AM

A 100 year old house can have many structural deficiencies. Usually the cost to rectify these properly can be excessive. You should have a qualified experienced contractor or engineer look at the property with you. Your vertical crack sounds like a foundation failure.

Paul Justice

Justice Construction

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Corina in Kitchener
Date/Time6/28/2012 at 10:34:42 AM

Thank you John Holgate and Paul Justice for taking the time to reply.

Sincerely,

Corina Fekete

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