Notice the sagging and masonry cracks from the ground. This arch was extremely unstable and a safety hazard to the homeowner at any given moment.
After Rebuilding With Proper Support
This is after we removed the loose section of the archway and installed a custom ordered angle iron that rest on either column below the arch. This supports and distributes the weight properly and will not allow the archway to drop.
All 6 Arches Rebuilt with Angle Irons
All 6 entryway arches were replaced due to a lack of angle irons underneath them leading to dropping and failure on both sides of the building. These were rebuild in 2018 at Monticello in Southlake, Texas. The custom curved angle iron is shown in the picture.
New Custom Angle Iron
The rear is before when the arch is sagging, the right is after demolition, and the front is after the demolition and the new angle iron has been set.
Dropping Segmented Brick Arch
These horizontal cracks, or paint/ caulk lines on the solider courses are a sign of dropping and failure of the arch.
6513 Smithfield Road St B North Richland Hills, Texas 76182
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