A crack in the brick, mortar, or stone on your home may not seem like it would have a huge effect on the structure and well-being of your investment, but it could have a surprising and lasting detrimental effect if left in disrepair. There are two main factors that contribute to cracks in masonry: foundation movement and rain-related water intrusion (which is more commonly seen). We fix cracks in masonry that have occurred from both of these issues.
What do I look for?
The telltale signs of foundation movement-related cracks in masonry are cracks through the footing wall found at the ground level, concrete blown out at the corners of the footing wall, and difficulty opening doors or windows.
Signs of rain-related water intrusion cracks in masonry are cracks found in brick below or alongside a window, cracks that seem to appear as a stair-step pattern in the mortar, and fractures through bricks.
What can happen if it’s not fixed?
If left in disrepair- these cracks will lead to rainwater making its way into the wooden structure of your home and eventually showing itself in the drywall or appearing as a visible leak in your home that can lead to the destruction of flooring, drywall, window sills, mildew, etc.
What is the solution?
We are the guys that can prevent any of this major damage from occurring. We will carefully search, detect, and seal any leaks you currently have and any that we may see as problematic in the future.