Originally Posted By: ahalstead
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I always have problems interpreting photos posted on this board … at first glance i thought this was an addition built on top of a 4" slab with no footing or foundation. But it may be a full fledged foundation with a poly barrier under the stone? Not sure what i am seeing here . The difference in elevation between the old and new area of concrete is of no concern. However, i will bet the newer pour was never anchored into the existing. Shortly there will be differential settlement and cracking in that vertical joint between the old and the new. this should have been a caulked control joint rather than a mortared joint. The size of that bottom joint is horrendously large, obviously done to accomodate matching the bond of the original structure. I don’t see any flashing or weeps in the lowest mortar joint.
In photo #2
is there another control joint about 1.5 brick in from the corner? Appears to be a mortared control joint … perhaps this was a window or garage door opening at one time that is now bricked in … picture #2
seems to show brick which looks like the original brick of picture #1at
the far side… perhaps the garage door was filled in to make another room? Pic #3
shows a crack from settling …
My guess, this is a garage door opening filled in with brick on top of the garage slab.
as i said, i always have a problem interpretting pictures .. always prefer to see it live ..
What is your exact question?