The masonry of your building is what holds the entire unit together. Whether your masonry is built from bricks, concrete, limestone, etc., it has a very important job in protecting the structure of your building. Overtime, it’s normal that the masonry will experience wear and tear from weather and other natural factors. If you’re unsure if your masonry is in need of repairs, we’ve put together this guide for some telltale signs that it’s time to call in a masonry contractor.
From the interior, the outside of the building may look new, but the inside is full of cracks. The cracks arise from water running up through the wall from the ground. Most times, these cracks appear outside too, and it is a sign that the building needs renovation.
- Spots on the walls
Water or moisture stains on the walls can also indicate that something is wrong the the building’s masonry. This could mean there’s cracks in the structure causing leaks and further damage. If you notice unusual spots on the walls, this could be a sign that the masonry is in need of repairs.
- Misaligned doors
Closely inspect the doors and windows in the structure to check for any issues. Due to the frequent activity (opening and closing) of them, there could be a misalignment. This misalignment makes the door not fitting into its space as it should. The same thing goes for the windows too.
- Weak Foundation
Another sign that mason needs repair is a weak foundation. The main thing that disturbs the foundation is water. When underground water flows up through capillary action, it weakens the foundation, thereby causing cracks. When the foundation begins to crack, in no time, it starts affecting the building itself. These can be dangerous to residents.
- Bad bricks
Bowed bricks or even cracked bricks give water space to enter the house; once water can find its way into the blocks and the home, it causes damage. The walls begin to weaken with time, and any little disaster such as a fierce windbreak can bring down the mason.
Contact ESI Waterproofing & Masonry Restoration
These are just a few signs that show the need for a quick masonry repair. There are also many other indications, and a professional will be able to guide you in the right direction. If you think your commercial building in the Boston area and beyond is in need of repairs, you can count on ESI Waterproofing & Masonry Restoration! We provide quality masonry and waterproofing services to protect the structural integrity of your building. Get in touch with us today to learn more and request a quote!