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Brickwork damage after vehicle impact

Discussion in 'Building' started by WilkoWilko, 19 May 2020.

  1. WilkoWilko

    WilkoWilko

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    Hi All,

    This morning a 7.5 ton truck belonging to a delivery company hit the side wall of my house. It left a sizable skid mark and created a fine crack in one of the bricks. The wall is sound otherwise.

    Is this anything to worry about? I'm slightly worried that the crack will expand with time / cold weather. Picture attached.

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  3. ^woody^

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    What crack?

    Looks like a scuff
     
  4. Johnny Allround

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    Like Woody said, just a scuff. No mortar damage or movement that’s what your looking for.
     
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  6. Johnny Allround

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    I can feel a claim coming on!
     
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    That crack is probably older than me.
     
  9. WilkoWilko

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    Thank you for your replies.

    Woody and Johnny, the mortar is still sound so you've put my mind at rest. I'll wire brush off the marks and maybe keep an eye on that cracked brick over winter. The bricks on the front garden wall are spalling quite badly, but that's another topic.
     
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    As long as you have informed the company, if things get worse you will have three years to make any claim.
     
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    Sound advice.
     
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    Folk rarely give much thought to the type of brick going into garden walls yet they are the most vulnerable.
     
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