Tuckpointing and Brick Work
The process of replacing the old mortar in joints with new mortar. Tuckpointing can prevent further damage to the surrounding brick as well as prevent leaking into your house.
Masonry Repair Commercial & Residential
Water penetration can cause mortar to weaken and brick to deteriorate. If moisture gets in the way of the defected brick and freezes it will cause the brick to split chip, deflect or move.Once this happens the brick offers no structural support to the masonry wall. Removing the defected brick will prevent the water from extending to the healthy brick.
Chimneys are the most exposed part of your home; they bear the burden of weather conditions such as freezing and thawing. When water penetrates the masonry it begins to deteriorate (cracks, expands). When the majority of brick on the chimney are splitting, flaking, cracking or missing, it is time to rebuild it using new masonry units.
Sealing cracks and crevices around homes can prevent unwanted leaks and major repairs increasing the lifetime of homes.
New Construction Repairs
After 3 years the buildings are settling and this process might cause cracks and fractures in the walls. It is important to inspect the masonry before any major damages occur.
Flashing is type of metal such as lead, aluminum or tin which is laid in the bed joint of a chimney at a roof level or under roof copings to prevent the entrance of moisture and/or provide water drainage. When flashing is installed improperly or wrong type of material is used it might cause water penetration through the wall and leakage. It is vital to.
Crucial preventive maintenance for your brick to minimize the masonry’s exposure to water damage.
After long time brick accumulates dirt, carbon, mold, algae or staining from the environment and can make the brick work to look dirty or grimy. The white powdery substance you might sometimes see, called efflorescence, is cause by moisture penetrating the surface of the brick. Chemicals with the aid of pressured water can help to uncover the original look of your brick.