Brick Work Falling Apart on Top of Garage front


Postby EricLeBouffon » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:02 pm

My (small) garage is about 60 years old, made of brick walls and asbestos roof (...)

My immediate problem (I'll look at asbestos later) is that the brick work is absolutely falling apart on top of the wall above the main garage door, AND I have some water leakage along that wall.

I wondered whether I could replace the top bricks by some kind of "roof imitation" (one or two length of clay tiles).
This would solve both my brick and leakage problems... and probably look good.

Is it a daft idea?

Other ideas?


Eric


PS:
1) In the long run, I might have to put the garage down and start again but I'd rather wait another 10 years for that...
2) I am an absolute DIY "amateur"
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Postby Skid Sprocket » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:53 pm

Is it a parapet wall rising above the roof line? If so this would seem to be a common failure in this type of construction, only guessing but it could be that the wall upstand gets weather from both sides and therefore weathers more quickly.
It should be a fairly straight forward job rebuilding the wall but only to the roof line and fitting a capping over the brick and roof edge.

Asbestos is relatively safe if untouched it is disturbing it that is the real danger and removing it is a specialised job.
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Postby EricLeBouffon » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:58 pm

Thank You
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