Crack in External garage brickwork showing damp

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  1. pde100

    pde100 Member

    hello


    The 70's built garage which has a garage adjoined to the side of the house has a crack and damp stains which have been there several years. The garage has been converted into a room but the external roof has not been touched. Can anyone tell me how to repair the crack or if it looks like it could be serious? Or what could have caused it?

    thanks very much in advance!
     

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  2. pde100

    pde100 Member

    hello

    any response would be appreciated

    thanks
     
  3. facilities

    facilities Guest


    pde100, was this not answered when you posted about it in April?
     
  4. pde100

    pde100 Member

    hello
    I've used the same pics and it is a similar question although it was more about where damp was coming from. Also on that thread I was told the following "

    Your best to ask someone else about filling the crack as a separate question I have my own ideas but wouldn't want to lead you astray .post your picture showing crack and surrounding area as a new thread !!! cheers john"
     
  5. pde100

    pde100 Member

    hello?
     
  6. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    Hi I think it was me who advised you to post it as a separate post ,that was for cosmetic reasons about filling the crack . if you're worried about the damp in your room it's more than likely as your roof wasn't touched it may be a lack of insulation ,,whilst you're probably now heating the room it's condensating and causing your mould
     
  7. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    Hi, I remember last time now that you always had trouble getting back to me sorry I'm going to have to give up
     
  8. pde100

    pde100 Member

    hello,

    Sorry i check the computer once a day not hourly, I was just after a way of filling in the crack

    thanks
     
  9. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    OK understand about slow answer , as I said before I didn't want to lead you astray but will start as nobody else yet. Exterior polyfilla, fill the whole crack , create matching texture of brick and mortar , leave till dry, colour with permanent felt tip pens . when you mix up the polyfilla spread some on a piece of wood to test your colours on , the brick will look better with a base colour and flecks of black
     
  10. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    Where are you getting damp / mould ?
     
  11. pde100

    pde100 Member

    It's the crack on the outsode brickwork which just has the mould black patches around it? The inside is fine, I think its coming from the pot hanger hooks
     
  12. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    OK outside is as I said before, rain splashing from lights, sort that first then clean mould before sorting crack
     
  13. Jitender

    Jitender Well-Known Member

    Is there a lintel above the opening? If there is then best to try and get matching bricks to replace the cracked ones. The joints where there is cracking can be racked out and re-pointed.
     
  14. pde100

    pde100 Member

    right thanks, so you think I can drill out the cracked bricks and then re-point them?
     
  15. It must be module properly.
     
  16. pde100

    pde100 Member

    sorry what does module properly mean?
     
  17. Jitender

    Jitender Well-Known Member

    Check to see if the is a lintel over the opening first, as picture not clear.

    If ok, the drill out damaged bricks and replace.
     
  18. pde100

    pde100 Member

    not sure how I can check for a lintel, I'll try to have look tonight

    thanks
     
  19. pde100

    pde100 Member

    Sorry to open an old thread, I just wondered if anyone knows if there is a paint or something I can use to protect the bricks from damp? is there something that looks colourless rather than paint so it blends in:

    I had a look a look at stormdry masonry protection cream but it seems so expensive?

    thanks
     
  20. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

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