Jul 13, 2019 2:25 am
My Private Inspector has indicated the some brick work is out of alignment.
I would like forum members to comment on the severity of the mis-alignment , what might happen in the future and it is a big issue?
What are the ramifications if we do nothing? Will the wall fall down or crack or other?
The face of the brick wall down the right hand side of the Garage is up to 8mm out of plumb and the bottom 5 course roll in by up to 10mm.
The relevant Australian Standard, A.S.3700 Masonry Structures, states that ‘the maximum deviation from plumb within a storey from a vertical line through the base is the lesser of +/-10mm per 3m of height or 0.05 times the thickness of the leaf’.
So, given the bricks used in this house are 110mm thick the maximum allowance for out of plumb brickwork is 51⁄2mm, which has clearly been exceeded. This area of wall needs to be taken back down and reconstructed so that it is plumb
without any rolls in it, to within this tolerance.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks in advance.
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