Here, at Brickpoint London, Ltd., we appreciate the restored looks of brick and stonework buildings as well as the “clean” look of repointed masonry. That’s why we insist that, at the first sign of a crack, that owners of brick buildings contact our company about our brick repointing services and other types of brick repairs.
Repair Cracks or Make Repairs Right Away
Brick repairs can reach epoch proportions if you don’t take care of a crack in a brick right away. While brick structures are sold in the real estate market as maintenance-free exteriors, they still need routine inspections and cleanings to keep them in good repair. Even the water at ground level can enter the joints of bricks and come up through a structure by capillary means.
Don’t Procrastinate – Bricks Are Not That Maintenance-free
If you procrastinate on any brick repairs, you will wish that you had been more assertive as the brick wall before you will, no doubt, appear deteriorated after a small length of time. While a crack can be sealed or fixed initially, the site will continue to deteriorate at an exponential rate if the crack is never fixed.
How Cracks in Crevices Develop
Freezing and thawing cycles in London and the UK cause small cracks to appear in masonry. In addition, if the brick or masonry is located next to corroded metal or moisture is trapped behind improperly sealed bricks, then the cost of a brick repair can turn out to be quite high.
Keep Your Brick Walls Well-maintained
If you don’t immediately take care of the repair, any ensuing masonry problems will result in an unsightly, unsafe and ill-ventilated brick building. If the brick damage affects a chimney, then a complete rebuild may be indicted too. Needless to say, thinking that a brick building is low or no maintenance can only cause the owner of the building frustration and regret.