Chimney and Masonry
Repointing is the method of carefully removing deteriorated mortar from the joints of a masonry wall and replacing it with new mortar. If done well, repointing (also incorrectly referred to as tuckpointing) will both protect the building and in the case of historical homes, it certainly enhances the look. But improperly done, repointing not only detracts from the appearance of the wall, but may cause damage. So, it’s important to hire a contractor who is very familiar with repointing.
Cracks, Leaks & Settlement
Masonry construction is both strong and durable, but it’s also susceptible to cracking due to the many forces acting upon it. The masonry on your home is likely bearing the weight of everything above it. When inexperienced workers repair cracked masonry with the wrong materials or methods, it can contribute to additional failure of the masonry. Over time, a variety of forces act upon masonry causing it to deteriorate, weaken, and crumble prematurely. Identifying the causes of masonry deterioration and recommending the most appropriate intervention is best left to contractors like Roof Masters who have experience in dealing with and repairing cracks and leaks.
Deterioration & Sprawling Bricks
While a brick home is attractive, it is susceptible over time to many things that can cause it to deteriorate, weaken, and crumble prematurely. When you can see any kind of deterioration of bricks on your home, that’s the time to call a professional like Roof Masters. Identifying the causes of masonry deterioration and recommending the most appropriate intervention is what we do. Every year, it’s best to examine your chimney with your own eyes; using binoculars is another way of getting a close up look. If you see any kind of issue with brick deterioration, call us. It’s simply not safe to have a deteriorating chimney.
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Is your chimney and the masonry on your brick home safe and free from deterioration or cracking? Find out by calling us today at (301) 230-7663 or complete our convenient online request form to schedule a FREE chimney and masonry inspection and estimate.