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Masonry Repairs Malden

As a Malden MA homeowner, you know that your home is only as strong as its foundation. The foundation of your house is made of brick and cement. This means that it needs to be taken care of properly in order to ensure the structural integrity of your home. If there are any issues with the foundation or another part of your home’s exterior, they need to be fixed in order to avoid costly repairs down the road. 

You may think that some masonry repairs can wait until later. However, this is not true at all! The longer you wait to fix a problem, the more money it will cost you in the long run. For example, if there is a crack in one brick on your house’s exterior wall, that may not seem like much of an issue at first glance. However, over time those cracks can become worse and lead to more serious problems such as leaking water from rain or snow melting off your roof during winter months. 

If there are cracks in your home’s foundation, then they could also eventually lead to other problems like mold growth which would require an expensive cleaning process that could cost thousands of dollars depending on how much damage has already been done by this point! 

That’s why it is important to contact a Masonry construction company like to examine the exact problems of your home and take care of the problem in a timely manner. Contact us today for more information about our services. 

We have been in business for over 24 years, we pride ourselves in our work and quality of work, we are a fully insured company, all estimates are free. We do all aspects of masonry: Brick Pointing, Waterproofing, Concrete Work, Steps Repair/Replace, Sidewalk Repair/Replace and more. 

Call us today to get an estimate on your project. 

Masonry Repairs Process

1. Inspect the foundation
Masonry damage can be caused by many things, including tree roots and long-term moisture exposure. The first step in masonry repair is to carefully inspect the foundation to determine the cause of damage, which may or may not be easy to see. For example, water can seep into your basement or under a porch or patio. This dampness can cause brick cracks, leading to further structural issues if left untreated. Before any work begins, a professional will identify the causes of masonry damage and discuss the best ways to fix it.
2. Remove and replace damaged bricks
Masonry work is always a nail-biter, but it can be done if the situation is not too bad. In recent years, there has been significant damage to masonry walls and foundations due to natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes. If the damage is localized and the wall or foundation has not been disturbed, removing and replacing a few bricks or stones may be possible. This can be done using mortar mix or cement patching compound.
3. Replace mortar joints
If the existing mortar joints do not hold the proper bond strength, they should be replaced. The existing mortar joint should not be disturbed; instead, the existing mortar should be cleaned and inspected for mortar joint quality. The joint width, depth and bond strength can all be assessed by visual inspection of the area or by using a simple measuring tape. If the existing mortar joints do not hold the proper bond strength (aka are low-strength), they should be replaced.
4. Relay paving stones
Relaying is the process of removing the old paving stones and replacing them with new ones. This can be done by replacing the entire paving stone or just laying new paving stones over the old ones as if putting down a new layer of bricks on top of existing bricks.
5. Clean and seal stone

Next, you’ll need to clean the dust off the masonry surface. The best way to do this is with a flat scraper, which can be used in order to scrape off any loose mortar or dirt from the bricks. Be sure not to scratch the face of the brick when doing this!

If you notice any hairline cracks or deep chasms in between bricks, it’s important that they be filled in with bonding mortar before they get any worse. You can opt for “quick-set” mortar if you want to speed up the process a little bit—just make sure it’s applied as evenly as possible.

It is important to maintain your brick or stone masonry, or you risk losing the structural integrity of your home and incurring costly repairs. Call United Masonry Repair Specialists in Malden today!

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