Saturday, November 16, 2013

Chain of Events

Upon arriving at this home I immediately noticed the deteriorated brick in front of the garage. It took me a minute to figure out what was going on. Turns out that the contractor built the brick on top of the poured concrete driveway. The substrate beneath the slab has settled or been washed away which in turn caused the slab to crack and settle bringing the brick with it. This could have been prevented had the brick been installed correctly prior to the poured concrete slab. I recommended further evaluation by a qualified contractor due to masonry not being a profession that requires any special licensing.

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