Repairs on Brick and Masonry
Brick and masonry come to form beautiful portions of the home. While offering a minimum in the
way of maintenance and repair. But, when it comes right down to it, they
are not necessarily permanent and should be treated as such.
From time to time, like everything, the walls and walking surfaces should be
maintained and this regiment can entail cleaning, sealing, repairing and even replacing individual
units. For masonry, this can cover sealing as well as patching.
The way that these projects are approached makes every bit of difference, and there are recommended
steps to be followed. Doing so correctly can lengthen lifespans and help toward preservation.
Noting that skilled efforts to preserve bricks and the visible surfaces of mortar,
for example, might prevent what could be a mismatch due to discolorations and/or age - combined with the possibility
of being put on a brick search for units that may no longer be found.
Sealing Your Brick
Easy-to-follow steps that can help guard against moisture infiltration
and promote a healthy vapor-exchange rate. Which can possibly increase overall wall stability in the long term as well.
Notes on Sealing
- application specifics for
better seal jobs, including sealer characteristics, using additives and achieving completed consistencies.
From joint removal, to filling and packing the cleared joints and striking, we cover an approach for the
repair where care must be taken for the replacement to be imperceptible.
Notes on Tuckpointing
Replacing Damaged Bricks
- greater pointing detail
about clearing joints, mortar methods, bonding agents and use of colorants.
Bricks that are damaged or loose should be replaced while exercising care.
This instructional explains the cutting of partial replacements, pulling the single unit and re-setting in mortar thru to joint completion.
Masonry Repair List
What to notice. Some of the treatments for brick and masonry conditions such as for cracking, spalling, scaling and
joint problems. The chimney cap and crown, along with foundation cracking.