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Brick Repair for Historic Chicago Churches

Historic Chicago churches are one of the many important staples of the city of Chicago and its community. Unfortunately though, as time has gone on, these churches have started to crumble. Whether it’s because of Chicago’s varying weather conditions or simply aging, it’s clear that repair is needed as soon as possible. Not only do these crumbling, beautiful historic churches look discomforting from an aesthetic standpoint, but it’s also fundamentally dangerous seeing as the folks who visit these churches are at risk of building collapse.

So what’s the best way to go about fixing this damage? Tuckpointing is the obvious answer.

Oftentimes, it’s easy to try to repair these cracks 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 apartment building’s brick-and-mortar damage, you won’t have to worry about any aesthetic difference in the brick pattern/color – and more importantly any faulty structures that can often be unsafe.

At its core, tuckpointing is the process of filling in open joints and gaps in an industrial mortar structure with a proper mortar mix. This mortar mix will blend with your existing brick color and texture/profile, making it look as if the building was brand new. This is perfect for damage done to these historic Chicago churches – any cracks in the mortar of your church will essentially dissolve once this process is done, and it’ll be done to a T.

Arrow Masonry is your best bet when it comes to properly tuckpointing your building. Our tuckpointing process is top-quality, going above and beyond a typical tuckpointing job.

If you are located in Chicago or any of its surrounding areas and your 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 2-Flats and 3-Flats

Let’s face it: in the Windy City, there’s plenty of apartment buildings that are beginning to crumble. Whether it’s a 2-flat or a 3-flat, brick-and-mortar apartment buildings are weathering and falling apart – and no matter the circumstance of the damage, be it harsh weather conditions or simply aging, it’s clear that repair is needed as soon as possible. Not only does brick-and-mortar damage look discomforting from an aesthetic standpoint, but it’s also fundamentally dangerous – especially if people are living in these crumbling apartments.

The best way to go about fixing this damage? Tuckpointing.

At its core, tuckpointing is the process of filling in open joints and gaps in an industrial mortar structure with a proper mortar mix. This mortar mix will blend with your existing brick color and texture/profile, making it look as if the building was brand new. This is perfect for damage done to 2-flats and 3-flats – any cracks in the mortar of your building will essentially dissolve once this process is done, and it’ll be done to a T.

Oftentimes, it’s easy to try to repair these cracks 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 apartment building’s brick-and-mortar damage, you won’t have to worry about any any aesthetic difference in the brick pattern/color – and more importantly any faulty structures that can often be unsafe.

Arrow Masonry is your best bet when it comes to properly tuckpointing your building. Our tuckpointing process is top-quality, going above and beyond a typical tuckpointing job.

If you are located in Chicago or any of its surrounding areas and your 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 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.

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