Remodeling Masonry, Images 10-17

Working off the 6-foot-by-8-foot deck of the addition, the crew first kerfed the mortar joints to receive the steel angle.

The crew made a hole to allow the 14-foot channel to pass inside at the second-floor level.

The longer channel was installed first and bolted into place.

The shorter channel was added. The right-angle joint at the intersection of the steel channels was later welded.

Inside, the steel beams were supported at the ends on lally columns.

The existing second-floor joists, which had been cut back to allow the steel to be inserted, were sistered with new full-span LVL joists.

The crew left a section of sheathing off the addition so they could more easily remove the brick from inside.

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