Cracks in mortar on brick wall


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Old 09-09-23, 11:54 AM
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Cracks in mortar on brick wall

First time poster here, I've got some cracks in the mortar of my brick facade/veneer on my outside walls, it's been pretty dry down here in Houston so I'm not sure if that is the cause of it or maybe something else.

I'm not sure if this could be a structural problem or if I have nothing to worry about.

Input greatly appreciated, thank you.



 
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Old 09-09-23, 02:43 PM
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is that the top course of your bricks? may need a wider photo of the area.
 
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Old 09-09-23, 03:29 PM
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Not sure what you mean by top course but it's the top of the brickwork.
 
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Old 09-21-23, 11:46 AM
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Bump.
 
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Old 09-30-23, 11:43 PM
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the top is protected by (a beam) to prevent that. insure the protector is there and not damaged.

you need to post better photo. you've not shown what is directly above the crack.

possible causes:

* overloaded by roof (unlikely)

* window above crack (window lintel not thick enough)

* differential pressures sheering brick side-to-side instead of downward evenly (see what i said about protector above)

* different pressure by roof on one side of crack than the other

* earth quake damage

the damage isn't bad. do not use silicon or anything - you'd damage the ability of a professional to correct the problem if it became worse.

as things sit, it's not that bad if it doesn't get worse
 
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you could grind the face of mortar put back in mortar. but it'd take a pro to match the grout color and fix what is causing the crack

again - you don't yet have a serious problem. just a head scratcher that might become a problem
 
 

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