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0403 Masonry Arches Cracking Lateral Thrust - Wall Systems - Arches and Lintels
 
0403 Masonry Arches Cracking Lateral Thrust - Wall Systems - Arches and Lintels -

Image Text: When the "columns" of brick next to windows are narrow, the lateral forces imposed by the arches can cause sideways displacement of the brick resulting in cracking or wall bulging > cracking and sideways movement > bulging

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