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Wtf is eating my house?

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Noeuf Thu 25-Jun-15 19:20:53

Seriously! Helpppppp! Two areas very close together - could be about chest height on me and then mid shin. Corner wall.

PigletJohn Thu 25-Jun-15 20:19:08

I can see some round holes. I think somebody drilled into the wall to fix e.g. a washing line, fencepost, lamp, hanging basket. Because they drilled so close to the edge, the brick has cracked and spalled off. This might have happened through weight or movement of the attached thing, or rain might have got into the cracks and frozen.

A skilled bricklayer could replace the damaged brick. Otherwise you could clean it up and patch with mortar, which will show.

StayWithMe Thu 25-Jun-15 20:21:34

Yup, definitely drill holes there. You may not have noticed until the edge crumbled off.

Noeuf Thu 25-Jun-15 20:38:26

Oh really? Not some terrible creature building a nest in my wall?
Thank you!

PigletJohn Thu 25-Jun-15 20:54:49

I was very disappointed it was not mortar bees

Noeuf Thu 25-Jun-15 21:10:56

It may not be too late. The holes are filled with what looks like a nest. Really weird that the bricks have fallen apart.

Noeuf Thu 25-Jun-15 21:16:13

Ok just went to take a better photo and there are legs emerging.

PigletJohn Thu 25-Jun-15 22:00:08

spider hiding. they do that.

Noeuf Thu 25-Jun-15 22:22:32

Gross. At least it's not a brick eating rat as I first feared.

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