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Help needed! Wall coming away from house

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by LiamSando, 20 Mar 2016.

  1. LiamSando

    LiamSando

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    Hi this is my first post so apologies if it should have been somewhere else. Basically our kitchen wall is coming away from the house and I was wondering if anyone knew why. I can do general bits of bricklaying so would it be something I could do myself? (Put some wall ties in etc) thanks in advance
     

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    it's not that hard

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    That is dangerous,I remember when a young girl was killed when a wall 1 metre high wall fell on her
     
  4. KenGMac

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    LiamSando, Hi.

    Agree with last post, there could be a serious problem? But, some further images would assist?

    Is the wall above the door lintel going up to a second story? or is there a sloping, or Duo-pitched roof resting on this area of wall?

    If the wall continues upward above the Door lintel level, then there is a possibility of what is called "Lateral Restraint"

    As above if the wall continues upwards? then wall tie failure can not be ruled out?

    If there is a Duo-pitched roof over the problem could be so called "Roof Spread"

    Another possible problem is that the lintel or the Lintel bearing may need to be looked at as a possible area of failure

    Really need more external images if possible please? including any images of any internal damage.

    Sorry if I am asking more questions than providing any sort of an answer, simply not enough digital imaging of the damaged areas.

    Ken.
     
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