Here in Colorado there is a look that builders try to attain because of the beautiful nature that surrounds the homes and businesses here. Stone and brick around the homes and business buildings here is pretty much a staple. However, with this comes the maintenance of brick and stone. Park Range Construction wants to help you with all your home repairs and that includes structural and superficial repairs on the outside of your home. Here are some ways you can repair the brick and stone on your home and even stop the process happening from the beginning.
When you think of masonry, you probably don’t give it much thought other than it’s on your home. However, there is more to consider than just that it is on your home. Although it is on your home it is not immune to weather and water. Water can cause terrible damage to it, especially in Colorado. The damage occurs because of the freeze and thaw cycle that happens with water in the winter. This process causes cracks in the masonry. One of the ways that you can help prevent this from happening is to apply a sealer. You will have to do your research in which sealer to buy and how to apply it but will ensure that your home stays healthy.
If you already have cracks and mortar that is falling out, then you have moved straight up to making repairs. When making repairs there are a lot of things to consider but the most important thing to consider is the type of mortar you decide to repair it with. It needs to be of equal strength, composition, and appearance. It will also keep your mortar from cracking. There can be a lot of complications when you don’t take the time to make sure that the type of mortar is correct.
By making sure that you clean your brick or stone annually and that you have the proper sealer applied to it will help to ensure that there will be very little damage to the masonry on your home. However, if you already have damage to it and find it daunting to repair it yourself, don’t worry. Call us to have an evaluation done! Park Range Construction can help you with more needs than just this. Often times this can also be a sign that there are foundational issues, in which we are able to repair as well.
Published on 2-14-2019