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    Default Do I need to worry about this veneer brick crack?

    Hi I am by no means knowledge on this topic and will appreciate very much your insight. Yesterday I looked at a house, at a desirable location. The house is about 60 years old. Everything seems sound, except this vertical veneer brick crack outside the house. It runs through 20 bricks tall from ground up, is about 1/8" wide at the bottom, narrowing down as it runs up in height. It sits very close to the front left wall corner. Does it indicate possible foundation issues and need to be addressed and repaired? On the very other side of the house, the garage floor is cracked, not sure if those are related.. please comment.

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    Default Re: Do I need to worry about this veneer brick crack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaime He View Post
    Hi I am by no means knowledge on this topic and will appreciate very much your insight. Yesterday I looked at a house, at a desirable location. The house is about 60 years old. Everything seems sound, except this vertical veneer brick crack outside the house. It runs through 20 bricks tall from ground up, is about 1/8" wide at the bottom, narrowing down as it runs up in height. It sits very close to the front left wall corner. Does it indicate possible foundation issues and need to be addressed and repaired? On the very other side of the house, the garage floor is cracked, not sure if those are related.. please comment.
    Hi Jaime,

    Difficult to say much without pics. Some questions:

    Expansive or clay soil in that area?
    Adequate grade/slope away from the foundation?
    Any drainage system (roof gutters, perimeter drains, surface drains)?
    Cracks at the interior walls of the home?
    Uneven floors at the interior of the home?
    Separated cracks in the foundation or other indications of movement?
    Is the brick veneer supported by the foundation?
    Any indication of movement or looseness in the brick veneer?
    Other standard brick veneer installation requirements met (weep holes, lintels, etc.)?

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    Default Re: Do I need to worry about this veneer brick crack?

    As Gunner stated we need more info and pictures...
    However since the crack is so pronounced it will need repair and may need referral to an engieer for further evaluation. NC in most areas has poor soil conditions and this is not uncommon.

    Sorry "Gunnar"

    Last edited by Jeff Zehnder; 03-24-2020 at 05:12 AM. Reason: spelling
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    Default Re: Do I need to worry about this veneer brick crack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Zehnder View Post
    Sorry "Gunnar"
    Thanks Jeff, I appreciate your correction.

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