Homeowner was concerned about settlement cracks over their front porch arch. The arch itself was still sound but with time would also fail; this timely repair avoided a much bigger job later. We built a frame to support the arch itself, removed the inside trim board and then removed the 3 courses of brick above the arch on both the inside and outside wall. The arch itself remained intact. We could then re-lay these courses restoring structural strength and good looks. The top course in the outside wall was laid from the inside avoiding any need to disturb the outside trim.
What it looked like before: