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Hi
Where do I find out about the necessary stud spacing to fix a bowing brick wall? Anyone any experience, pointers or sites?
Regards, NT
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How do you mean ? Are you building a stud partition wall to hide the brick wall ?
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Hi Bigwallop.
Ah, no, fitting metal rods (studs) horizontally into the brick wall to prevent any further bowing, to make it all secure.
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Depending on what is making the wall bow in the first place, then it really depends. If you fix anything to the wall you could make the whole thing worse if the method is wrong.
A wall with a belly in the middle will more than likely be caused by the joints losing mortar and slipping over one another. A wall that is tilting over at the top has more than likely got to much weight on top of it or is being pushed by some other structure.
To fix it properly is to pull it down and rebuild, and the only way to prevent any further distortion is to build angled buttresses against the bad bits. The buttresses would have to be checked for angle and strength depending on what is causing the wall to bow.
More info' needed NT.
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Hi,
thanks B.W.. I dont like the sound of that much. I'm not clear what info is needed tho. This is whats happening:
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Obviously thats a wild exaggeration, ascii art doesnt cater for small angels well.
Its been suggested that it might be due to the joists not being attached to the walls, and that if it progresses any, the joists would need to be pinned to the walls with steel studs and resin.
Thanks, NT
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