Failure Portrait: Bad Neighbors, Broken Mortar

by Don Friedman on January 28, 2016

Paint does almost as good a job showing movement as does plaster.

Settlement at Corner

Since the top of the building isn’t moving up, we know that we have movement of the bottom of the wall down, and that the movement is worse on the right than the left. In this case, there was no search for the cause: there is excavation for a large new building going on next door.

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