These columns had cracked and damaged brickwork caused by expanding corroded steel, embedded in the brick work above the entryway to the church. A small piece fell down on a member of the congregation, which alerted the church to the danger.
We were able to take the columns down successfully, and rebuild them, allowing the entryway to be used safely again.
If you have cracked and damaged brickwork, it needs to be stabilized. Specialized Masonry Restoration, McKinney, Texas, are experts at installing specialized wall anchors that stabilize brick.
Have you checked your building for cracked and damaged brickwork lately?