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Failure Portrait 2

Sometimes there are so many things going wrong that it’s hard to in down which is the most disturbing. Here, the cast-stone trim the pigeons are standing on is moving and there are some long vertical cracks that need a closer look, but the show-stopper is the rust-jacking at the lintels. The bulges over the window (now duct) head in the left center and the window head off the lower-right corner were both caused entirely by built-up rust on the loose lintels hidden behind the brick veneer. In this case, the rust jacking was bad enough that there was a real danger of bricks or brick fragments falling off.