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Postby CJM4875 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:01 pm

Hi their I have a garden wall (Double Brick) and it has become quite loose and there is some movement in it. What can cause this? I have been told that something called frost bite can cause this. Is this true or just a myth? Also is it possible to get fixed / use the existing bricks again?


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Postby carlforder » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:53 am

the wall could be made from a mixture of sand and lime,in which case it would be easy to take down old wall and clean bricks to re-use.
if the wall foundation is sound,then it should not wobble.
frost can get to the mortar,in which case you you could scrap out powdery mortat and re-point
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Postby thedoctor » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:20 am

See our projects on freeze thaw action and pointing?repointing brickwork. All the answers to 95% of all of the questions on this forum are in the project section and most of the time there are even images or drawings to follow.
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Postby bd3cc » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:34 pm

Garden walls are generally covered under house insurance, whereas fences are not.
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