Brick Repair and Masonry Restoration

Shifting and settling soils can wreak havoc on the foundation of a home. With the volatile weather we experience in northern Illinois, this is something for homeowners to monitor. Foundation repairs are a fact of life for many people.  It is important to remember a poorly performed brick and mortar repair may leave a permanent mark on your property. If this kind of work is necessary, it is highly recommended you call a professional.

Brick and Masonry Work Usually Requires a Professional

Keep in mind the mortar on your home will eventually erode and slowly age over time.  Ideally, the material used for a proper repair should age at roughly the same rate.  Caulking and other latex based products usually deteriorate at a much quicker pace. This is an important consideration when looking for a contractor to perform masonry or brick repair work.

Masonry repair can be a difficult and delicate procedure, so it should be completed by an experienced and reputable professional.  High quality, matching mortar repair for your home is a job beyond the scope of most homeowners.  If you have mortar cracks, cracked brick or failing arch entryways, contact a mortar repair expert to review the needed repair work. You want to get an estimate before any work is performed since costs can vary greatly from one company to another.

New projects like a custom barbeque, outdoor fireplace, flower bed borders or a new brick mailbox can greatly improve the look of your home. These repairs and upgrades can also give you more peace of mind. Home improvements like these also increase the value of your home and make it much more sellable if you are thinking of putting your residence on the market.

In the Chicago area your best option for brick repair and masonry restoration is  Arrow Masonry and Exteriors, Inc. Arrow Masonry has been providing quality tuckpointing and masonry restoration services to commercial and residential communities for more than 50 years. Call Arrow today at 847-776-6400 or visit their website to get an estimate and view all the services that can provide for you.

 

Getting Code Violations Corrected is Very Important

Due to regular increases in the population, more structures are under construction than ever before. This is very true in the United States. Whether it’s a large metropolitan area or small town, you can safely assume the next skyscraper or high-rise building will be built very soon. For any office building or residential complex, it is vital to keep the property up to code.

Corporations continue to move to larger cities and erect buildings of greater size in order to conduct business. This need for bigger and better space along with all the tremendous improvements in architecture give business owners a lot to think about when relocating. It also means many workers will pull up stakes and move to reside near work. One constant throughout the entire process of building is safety. That is where the adherence to codes and  OSHA standards enter the picture.

Safety Concerns are Very Important with Arrow

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, is  part of the United States Department of Labor. It’s creation by Congress in 1970 was to ensure a safe working environment for all. OSHA sets and enforces standards and provides corporations training and assistance.  With so much heavy construction and equipment in use it is more important than ever to have safety measures in place.

Specific guidelines need to be followed by workers on a construction site, such as the use of hard hats, and goggles for eye protection. Additionally, stringent rules must be adhered to when using machinery on the job. The equipment used on a construction site is usually heavy and extremely dangerous if not operated properly. Very serious injuries may result from the improper use of equipment or by operating an unsafe piece of machinery.

Arrow Masonry is a Palatine, IL based company that specializes in tuck pointing and masonry repair. They are keenly aware of the high standards and regulations set by OSHA. Arrow realizes the importance of safety and follows OSHA guidelines to the letter. Arrow can inspect the masonry of your building and recommend and perform any necessary repairs.

For over 50 years, Arrow Masonry has taken pride in providing the best service for all its customers and making sure its clients and employees are in the safest environment.  Arrow has the experience and knowledge to get your building up to code. Safety has been and always will be a top priority at Arrow Masonry. Give them a call today at 312-329-0750 or view their website with any questions about safety and correcting any violations.

Stone Restoration in the Fall and Winter

The end of the year is the ideal time to inspect, and if necessary, repair your chimney. These structures are essential to keeping the temperature at the proper level for comfort and safety. Chimneys are constantly exposed to the cold, wet and harsh elements so common in the Midwest.  The always changing and unpredictable weather can lead to dampness permeating throughout your chimney. This moisture can cause structural damage to the exterior as well as the interior. The time to repair such damage is right now, before it gets colder outside.

Now is the Ideal Time for Repairs

If there has been storm damage or a chimney fire at your business or home, you need to hire professionals who can get your chimney up to code. The restoration or repair of a chimney can be very delicate work. Fortunately, if you live in or around Chicago, you have options. The experts at Arrow Masonry and Exteriors, located in Palatine, have the experience and knowledge to handle all your stone restoration needs.

Arrow repairs many different types of facades including limestone, sandstone and terra cotta, among others. Because stone is a porous material it needs special attention by professionals to keep it looking and functioning at its very best. With the passage of many seasons stone becomes increasingly discolored or damaged due to the use of deicing salts and age. Over time the salt will erode the surface of the stone making it less attractive. It will also become less safe and more prone to damage and leaking.

You cannot find a better place to turn to for stone restoration work than  Arrow Masonry and Exteriors, Inc. Arrow Masonry has been providing quality tuckpointing and masonry restoration services to both commercial and residential communities since they began back in 1964. Give Arrow  a call today at 847-776-6400 or visit their website to learn more about all the services that they can provide for you.