In the pics attached, what would you say would happen if nothing is done to better support this wall and do you think it should be looked at further by an engineer? It was projecting 1 3/4 inches in some areas.
[FONT=Times New Roman]I wrote in the report to have a stuctural engineer investigate. [/FONT]
Below is what the code for my area reads:
****Masonry veneer resting on a bearing support shall not project more than 1 in. beyond the supporting base where the veneer is not less than 3½ in. thick, and ½ in beyond the supporting base where the veneer is less than 3½ in thick.
What’s the problem? The bricks are tied back to the framing behind. Where are they going to go? Should there be less overhang? (It’s not exactly a corbel) Sure. Would I reject it or do something silly like stick an angle under it if it were on my job? Absolutely NOT.