Your building may appear to be in top shape now, but is your masonry prepared for the season ahead?
The brick, block, or stone mortar in your structure's joints are susceptible to the weather conditions just around the corner.
Beyond just the oncoming cold, excessive moisture, invading trees, harsh heat, and aging will all contribute to the diminishing quality over time.
Just as the elements create holes and cracks in the mortar joints, they contract and expand with every scorching day, sudden freeze, or other invading element, eventually flooding them with moisture that will continue to break down your walls.
Deterioration will present as cracking, crumbling, or water damage, leaving you with an expansive mess and a vulnerable structure.
To prevent degradation from progressing too far, mortar should be inspected regularly so that minor repairs can be handled right away. When properly maintained, these quality bricks or stones can last up to a full century.
With a process called tuckpointing, damaged joints are removed and refilled to guarantee the building's lasting integrity, making improvements faster and in line with the budget.
Completing proper winterization before the cold months hit guarantees your structure continues to be watertight, safe, and appealing, while avoiding the cost and difficulty of replacing entire walls.