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How to mask a cracked brick wall on my driveway

Jan HernigJanuary 29, 2013
I have a brick wall that is ruining my curb appeal. Need ideas to mask it. I have planted traveling raspberry but the vine isn't thick enough to cover the large crack. I have purchased knee high urns to place in front of crack but do not know what kind of plant to put it them. I thought a shrubbery type rose may look nice but I fear it may look messy next to the raspberry. Need ideas
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Ironwood Builders
Well, you could consider calling a mason and getting it actually fixed rather than putting a bandaid over it.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 5:13AM
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Susanna
Why aren't you fixing the crack? is it a budget concern? I think we need more info because right now, to be honest, it sounds a bit like "how do I decorate this stick in my eye". It is a bit confusing. Having said that, I would go to your local nursery and explain everything. They probably have a business card of someone to call to fix the wall too, whether you can afford it now or later. And ask them about bougainvillea.
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 5:50AM
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Ironwood Builders
Or creeping rosemary.
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:02AM
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Dytecture
The crack would only grow bigger if not fixed.
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:04AM
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M.A.S. Construction
I also agree you should just fix it. From your pictures it seems to be a very small area to be addressed, and would only cost a few hundred to take care of it correctly.
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:12AM
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Ironwood Builders
To further the discussion, the wall is probably moving because of a combination of water trapped behind the wall and tree roots. The continuing degradation of the wall is inevitable without addressing these issues. When (not if) the mason tears the wall down make sure they install weep holes and moisture proofing with a gravel bed below grade. at the same time, they must chop back the roots of the tree to prevent it from continuing to push the wall. Maintenance of the tree roots falls to you in the future, so chopping deep into the soil yearly to cut roots is necessary.
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:21AM
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M.A.S. Construction
It also could have been clipped by a car? Tearing it down might not be necessary and could possibly be fixed with a re-pointing project at a fraction of the cost of tear down and re-build. Difficult to tell from just a photo.
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:26AM
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Budget My Build
I love the brink wall of your drive way. You should not be masking the crack but rather fixing it my be the right way to go. If your budget is the problem, then this is a good place to help figure the cost. http://budgetmybuild.co/
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 10:13AM
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nasmijati
Time to call a mason for a consultation. The crack will only get bigger as the tree grows.
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 10:33AM
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Susanna
Jan...are you there? Anybody?....Bue-ler....Bue-ler
Was this a joke question?
1 Like    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 9:51PM
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