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Brick Repair for Earthquake Damage

Though it’s rare, the Chicago area has experienced its share of earthquakes in the past. Usually years are between each quake. The most recent quake, though minor, was the first of June 2021. Before that, the most significant quake was 5 years ago, in March of 2015 – the fact of the matter is that regardless of their rarity, these earthquakes can cause lasting damage to brick-and-mortar buildings.

So how is this damage repairable?

No, you don’t have to fill it up with cement and hope it sticks, or move to a new building. The best option in order to repair damage done by earthquakes is by using tuckpointing. Whether it’s a masonry, stone, lintel, or a chimney structure, once the process of tuckpointing is complete, a once crumbled and dilapidated brick structure now looks better than it ever did – repairing any damage done by earthquakes.

At its core, tuckpointing is the process of filling in open joints and gaps in an industrial mortar structure with a proper mortar mix that will blend with your existing brick color and texture/profile. This is perfect for earthquake damage – any cracks in the mortar of your building will essentially dissolve once this process is done, and done to a T.

Oftentimes, it’s easy to try to repair these cracks caused by earthquakes yourself – but this simply isn’t a smart idea if you’re not 100% sure that you know what you’re doing. By hiring someone that can professionally tuckpoint your building, you won’t have to worry about any faulty structures that can often be unsafe, or about any aesthetic difference in the brick pattern/color.

Arrow Masonry is your best bet when it comes to properly tuckpointing your industrial building. It’s also worth mentioning that while tuckpointing is indeed the perfect way to fix any damage done by earthquakes, it’s also the perfect way to fix any other general damage done to your structure; whether it is weather damage or simply time chipping your building away.

If you are located in Chicago or any of its surrounding areas and your industrial brick-and-mortar structure is crumbling, contact Arrow Masonry & Exteriors today! We will be happy to help with any of your tuckpointing needs.

Brick Repair For Chicago Businesses, Auto Body Shops, Corner Convenience Stores

Whether you’re a small/big business, an auto body shop, a corner convenience store, or really any other Chicago business that is based in a brick-and-mortar building, it’s clear that you matter a great deal within The Windy City. This is why we at Arrow Masonry want to make sure that your buildings are entirely together – not a single wall should be crumbling, for aesthetic’s sake and to an even more salient point – for safety’s sake.

When it comes to small/big businesses, auto body shops, or corner convenience stores in Chicago, typically we witness the same issues as any other industrial building: flaking mortar joints that are now deemed unattractive…or oftentimes, unsafe.

Arrow Masonry uses a process known as tuckpointing, which is essentially the rebuilding and refurbishing of industrial brick-and-mortar buildings. To put it in more specific terms, tuckpointing involves using the correct mortar mix to fix mortar joints on industrial buildings that have cracked, flaked, or disintegrated due to the harsh effects of the elements. The right material and technique are enough to deliver a water-tight job – but we also believe that appearance is a top priority. Our skilled crews carefully select the proper mortar mix and tools to complement your existing mortar color and profile.

This process will work wonders for any flaking brick-and-mortar business in the Windy City, regardless of if you’re a small/big business, an auto body shop, or a corner convenience store. Seeing as we have successfully completed hundreds of projects for commercial, multiunit, and industrial properties for over 50 years, we would be beyond glad to take on your industrial brick-and-mortar building today! With our passion for Chicagoland’s community, structural integrities, and positive appearances, we at Arrow Masonry want to do our best to make sure that restoration for your building is done to a tee.

If you are located in Chicago or any of its surrounding areas and your industrial brick-and-mortar structure is crumbling, contact Arrow Masonry & Exteriors today! We will be happy to help with any of your tuckpointing needs.

Brick Repair For Chicago Private Schools

Private schools in the Windy City have always been a staple of much importance. Whether it’s their often religious freedoms, academic excellence, or their essential aspect of community – private schools are of the utmost importance in the Chicago area. This is why we must make sure that these schools are entirely together – not a single wall should be crumbling, for aesthetic’s sake and to an even more salient point – for safety’s sake.

When it comes to private schools, typically we witness the same mortar issues as other industrial buildings: flaking mortar joints that are now deemed unattractive…or oftentimes, unsafe.

Arrow Masonry uses a process known as tuckpointing, which is essentially the rebuilding and refurbishing of industrial brick-and-mortar buildings. To put it in more specific terms, tuckpointing involves using the correct mortar mix to fix mortar joints on industrial buildings that have cracked, flaked, or disintegrated due to the harsh effects of the elements. The right material and technique are enough to deliver a water-tight job – but we also believe that appearance is a top priority. Our skilled crews carefully select the proper mortar mix and tools to complement your existing mortar color and profile.

This process will work wonders for a flaking private school. Seeing as we have successfully completed hundreds of projects for commercial, multiunit, and industrial properties for over 50 years, we would be beyond glad to take on your private school or industrial brick-and-mortar building today! With our passion for Chicagoland’s community, structural integrities, and positive appearances, we at Arrow Masonry want to do our best to make sure that restoration for your building is done to a tee.

If you are located in Chicago or any of its surrounding areas and your industrial brick-and-mortar structure is crumbling, contact Arrow Masonry & Exteriors today! We will be happy to help with any of your tuckpointing needs.

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