Brick Rustling, JeffVanderLou

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Looks like just another abandoned building, right?  But come around the side, and the ugly truth if revealed.

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For some reason, water was pouring into the basement of the house; contrary to normal procedure, the water line seems to have not been turned off by the city.  It is truly a mess.

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The backs of the house’s neighbors have all been savaged as well; the destruction is incomplete, or just clumsy.

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Every single house on this block has been ruined.

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  1. Jan

    12/08/2013, 06:31 pm

    This is so sad however I must ask, how do they do that? I mean do they start at the top and work down? Or do they just pry a loose brick from the bottom? As sad as it is, I find it amazing that the building doesn’t come tumbling down on top of them. It must take multiple people, hours of time and a truck or trailer.

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    • Chris Naffziger

      12/08/2013, 08:57 pm

      Jan,

      A common way they bring down walls is by chiseling out or ripping out with a crowbar the lowest courses of bricks, causing the weight of the wall to bring it down. Yes, sometimes the morons get caught in the wall collapsing and emergency crews have to dig them out. No reports of deaths ever.

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