So we've got a little patio, which has a lovely old brick wall around it - but the wall is a little, um, wobbly. It's a single-brick thick wall with a couple of buttresses, and the bricks are also flaking quite a bit.
I've just been around the back, and the back face looks in decent shape - there's also a solid foundation with a base one brick wide extending out.
So my feeling is that it's not going to collapse, but I want to stiffen it up and stop it flaking - would building another buttress up the back be a good idea? Do-able without knocking holes in the wall? I was thinking of using steel bolts or ties through the wall to attach it to the buttress.
To stop the flaking, I was thinking of repointing the biggest cracks and the top of the wall, and maybe some kind of coating for the bricks?
Am I on the right track with this?