means doing it right when no one is looking.”
photographs show the results of questionable workmanship done at a
condominium just outside of Toronto. The owner who took these
photographs has reason to be concerned about the quality of workmanship
being performed at his condominium.
As exterior brick walls age, rain, frost and heat will wear away at the
mortar and water will penetrate into the building. If maintenance is
ignored long enough, individual bricks will crumble, may pull away from
and fall to the ground.
If the building envelop starts to leak, repairs are required. It is
labour intensive and therefore it is expensive. Care must be taken to
insure that the cracks in the mortar are filled and that the weeping
The mortar has been filled in but it looks a little sloppy.
Not too pretty.
This glob of mortar should have been cleaned up and not left on the
It appears that
the job was not completed.
Exterior painting is not normally done on top of wet asphalt and
definitely not done in mid-December when it is cold and the forecast
said more rain was on the
later, the paint had run
all over the front driveway.
Using an environmentally-friendly paint just makes it worse.
the condo will have this mess cleaned up under warranty, it was
something that should not have happened.
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