Most people don’t know that bricks can actually grow over time and walls will expand. If appropriate allowance is not made for brick growth then wall damage will occur.
This historic brick facade is excellent example of serious damage:
Photos removed at owner’s request.
Correct placement of expansion joints is essential for prevention of serious damage to brickwork or other elements such as windows.
When we do a pre final inspection for you, this is one of the things we look for to make sure all your brickwork articulation joints are installed, in the right place and functional.
You would be surprised how many defects in new homes we find!