I need a few opinions. This photo is of new construction, of slab on grade foundation, and brick veneer wall.
Photo 1 shows what appears to be the brick is not properly aligned to the foundation. There is about ½ inches of setback on the front/right side, and about 3/8 to ½ inches of brick overshoot of the left side exposure.
Photo 2 shows a measurement I took. The 2x4 is flush against the brick veneer’s face, and indicates the brick actually overhang the slab by 1 ½ inches. These bricks are only 2 ¾ inches thick! If you look closely, it appears that the brick layers backslopped mortar onto the foundation at the underside of the brick to attempt to provide stability of the wall, and to make it look smoother.
I don’t believe the mortar will provide the wall any structural stability, and I feel this increases the stress at the slab’s edge considerably, as nearly ½ of the wall’s weight is actually overhanging the slab foundation. I feel this will likely led to the edge of the slab possibly sheering or spalling off, causing possible destabilization / loss of the wall.
Do you guys all concur with this opinion? I’m recommending the client have a brick layer come and evaluate this situation for structural stability and quality of the work.