this is a two-story brick victorian built in the 1800s. far as we can
tell, there have been no gutters on it to divert the rainwater away
from the foundation for quite a while, and the foundation is settling
badly. the brick above grade is now caving in towards the basement. is
there any way to shore this beast?
-cold in colorado
Some things are easy DIY. Others need a pro to assess the situation. I'd
certainly want a pro to take a look before doing more damage than exists
already. Try to get the guy that designed the bell tower in Pisa.
1. Photos? (wondering if the mortar is completely gone, and you have
brick on brick)
2. Seek the help of a structural engineer. No reason the play around
with your home.
tom @ www.BlankHelp.com
Let's make it unanimous -- don't try this at home yourself.
If you're in one of the old mining towns, you might be
able to get some assistance from a historical preservation
society. At least they'd have some thoughts about similar
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