One of the biggest upsides to masonry is that it can last for several lifetimes. When people tell you that something can hold up for 100 years they are just telling you, you are going to go before it does and you really shouldn’t have to worry about it! That being said there are external factors that could damage your masonry structures. Even though this is not something that is common it’s a good idea to know who to call if and when this happens. We can be that company that you want to call to fix your masonry!
What Are The Main Issues?
Again masonry is meant to be ultra durable. When we get called about a repair the issue itself is usually not an age problem. The problems that we tend to see involve either moisture penetrating through the masonry, some sort of external factor. For example, if you have a vehicle run into your wall or something like that. Of course, retaining walls not being able to hold up. Also, there are times where you find some chipped bricks or things of that nature. Those are also solvable problems! We go through a thorough evaluation process in each case. To be able to determine what the best course of action is.
Is The Repair Worth It?
We talked about this with retaining walls. Some people want to repair them by adding more and more support. More often than not when the wall was not properly set up in the first place more support is going to slow down the inevitable demise. In many cases, you may just need a fresh start. All that we can say is that we like to lay out all of the options on the table. From there you are going to be able to determine what the best option for you is!
Providing Proper Solutions Against Moisture Issues
Moisture can be the number one enemy for all sorts of structures. Many areas around here are known for being extra dry, and that actually leads some builders to disregard the possibility of masonry walls actually developing moisture issues. If you are dealing with a wall that is going through this type of trouble go ahead and give us a call. We are going to be able to make repairs to the already damaged parts of the structure as well as add proper drains to make sure that this is not an issue that happens again!
Any Bumps & Bruises Lately?
Up until now, we’ve basically talked about the worst-case scenario. Does your masonry structure have some natural signs of wear and tear? Before you try and repaint it, be sure to give us a call. Different types of masonry may require unique levels of treatment. We just want to make sure that you have that down so you don’t end up making a decision that could potentially ruin the masonry. Give us a call and we will let you know what your best option is!