Unsecure façade elements

An overview of the hazards and potential solutions for unsecure façade elements.

To find solutions that are appropriate for your building, consult a structural engineer for a professional assessment.

Photo showing unsecure facade elements.
Unsecure façade elements. Image courtesy of Kerry Girdwood.

Pieces of masonry break off the façade.

Potential structural strengthening project

Tying the façade element (e.g. a decorative column) to the façade. This will depend on the strength of the façade itself.

Possible first steps with a structural engineer

They assess the façade elements and provide options for the required strengthening work.