Water is one of the most damaging forces in the world. This has become especially apparent this summer with the severe flooding in Louisiana, one of the worst weather events in recent memory.
Even if your building doesn’t experience a severe flooding event like the homes in Baton Rouge, LA have this summer, that doesn’t mean water can’t cause some damage. When you combine water exposure with time, and then add in changing seasons to the mix such as in the Chicagoland area, it’s more than likely water will damage your building at some level.
For most buildings, the masonry is the most vulnerable part that can be affected by water.
Sources of masonry damage
Rain, hail, snow and other weather can introduce great deals of moisture to your building’s exteriors. This moisture can penetrate into the bricks and other building materials that make up your building’s walls. It can also deteriorate the mortar that keeps everything together.
Then, when the weather becomes colder, the moisture that already exist in the masonry can expanding – causing further damage.
Restoring damaged masonry
Masonry damage may seem inevitable in the Chicagoland area, and in many ways it is. Luckily, Arrow can help restore or replace your damaged masonry before things get further out of control.
First, we will remove any damaged bricks and replace them with structurally sound ones. We work with many different brick supplies to ensure the replacing bricks are the same as the original, or at least very closely matches them.
Replacing damaged bricks helps ensure that the moisture cannot spread further throughout your building’s exterior and cause further damage.
Depending on the severity of your masonry’s damage, you made need further restoration for the inner layers of your building’s exterior or other structures around your home. We also offer restoration services for parapet walls, firewalls and infills and cut-outs.
Don’t wait on masonry restoration
Could your building use an update due to storm damage, old age or other reason? Find out more about our masonry restoration services on our website. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at one of our convenient phone numbers on our contact page.