Bricks above DPC

Hi guys. 

I wonder if you can help me please.

I'm with a local housing association and need some advice.
I have an 8ft crack 2 bricks above the DPC  from my back to front of my  house to the middle.. with 2 of the bricks which have moved back under my house 2.2cm

Also a 4ft crack 2 bricks above the DPC  from the front to middle of my house .
The cracks do not join yet but they are very visible and I'm worried that the corners will cave in. This has been going on for about 5 years now with no solution.

Does anyone know if the bricks can be replaced and they are crumbling where the cracks are ..

Many thanks for reading 



  • BJV
    BJV Posts: 2,535
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    edited 5 December 2023 at 4:32PM
    Hi , Not sure how much I can help as my structural guy normally does this for me .

    So Are the cracks on the inside ( e.g in the plaster ) or on the outside( on the brick?)

    If it is on the inside, how wide are the cracks and how deep?

    If they are on the outside, have any of the cracks gone through a brick, or dose it run along the pointing lines?

    Have any walls been taken out or moved recently?

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  • Hi & ty for your response.

    Cracks are between & also  through the bricks..& along the cement line .. if that makes sense on the outside of the house.but 2 of the bricks I'm on about are going under the can fit a £2 coming in the crack.  But the bricks have moved under the house 2.2cm 
    The way to describe the crack and bricks that have moved is like some has pushed at the bottom just like when u cut a deck of cards

    I have cracks.  Inside .. top left & top right of the house  ... along the wall about 4 ft along the internal wall and 1 ft from the cieling..also crack in the bathroom..these cracks are like zig zags  ..  (it's not a gable wall)but no cracks outside  top of house just bottom left & right corners outside. Very visible tho.

    13 years ago the internal wall which was between kitchen & dining room they chose to remove before I moved into the property.

    It's just worrying me that both front & back cracks movement is about 6ft to go before the cracks along the house at the bottom  join..
  • stuart45
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    Can you get some photos on?
  • this is inside my passage. The crack starts and goes along that back to front about 8ft along the wall  in these pics 
  • this is the crack from the front of my house(just inside my back gate).there are bricks cracked and mived out yhe front but it's dark outside so I will post pics tomorrow so you can see if this helps
  • stuart45
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    Looks like some serious movement. Needs an SE to look at the issues on site.
  • You can see just next too the drain a brick crack pointing downwards.
  • Thats what I thought .. what is an SE  please 
  • stuart45
    stuart45 Posts: 3,826
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    Structural engineer. Leaking drains are a common cause of foundation problems.
  • I've had a company called dalrod out to inspect the drains & no leak or break in the pipe.. I do t have drainage pipes running from back of house to front.. just had to have a soak away installed as garden flooded bad.. so could that be it .  The flooding .
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