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Ask Del Prete Masonry: When Should You Repair Your Brick?


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So, when should you repair your brick?

Dents and cracks are apparent signs of brick walls that require repair. Addressing damaged brick walls right away is key to avoiding damage. Although masonry walls are durable, they do require constant maintenance. As with other repair works, masonry repair can be exhausting without professional assistance. It’s always ideal to seek professional help from your local masonry company, Del Prete Masonry, to repair or restore your brick walls. So, when should you repair your brick?

Spotting Early Warning Signs

The best scenario would be if there were no repairs to be done, but catching problems early on can prevent permanent damage to your brick structures. Mold, cracks, or shattered mortar are prevalent signs of wear for which you must be on the lookout. When you catch the issue early, you can fix mortar damage without impacting the brickwork.

In addition, some subtle warning signs like uneven floors or cracks in the foundational structure of your commercial building can also indicate faults in the masonry work. Hire a masonry contractor to take a look at doors or windows that don’t close or open freely. Also, do not ignore any minor cracks running along the holes or plaster in the bricks or mortar because they can hide a significant problem. As mentioned before, this is the time to repair your brick.

Determining the Cause of Damage

Moreover, there are times when your commercial structure will display apparent signs of damage. For example, check for any leaning, slanted, or bowing brick walls right away. Additionally, understanding the source of damage to brick interiors can be complicated. In most cases, you’ll need a masonry expert to assist in determining the primary cause of damage. Begin by addressing the problem and see if it’s linked to previous repair work or if it’s something recent. The only way to determine the source and severity of the damage is to have a masonry contractor examine the site. Until they arrive, make sure you create a checklist of problems you notice with the naked eye.

Seeking Professional Assistance

Surface level issues or cosmetic problems are easy to fix, and we can simply remove the brick, turn it around, and secure it into the wall again. If your brick is old or crumbled, then turning the brick around is not sufficient. We will likely replace it to avoid making a weak spot in your brick structure. Also, leaving behind a crumbled or damaged brick can damage neighboring bricks. As a result, this will produce a domino effect that can endanger the whole wall’s integrity. This is why it’s essential to have our team examine the damage so you can determine the appropriate course of action.


Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, Del Prete Masonry is here to help. We have the experience and expertise to get it right the first time. Questions? Want to visit some of our residential or commercial projects? Ready to set up a consultation? Feel free to give us a call at 410-683-0650 or visit us online. We are happy to serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and to keep up with our new and exciting projects, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

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