With Spring cleaning comes the opportunity to take good care of your home and address things that might have been overlooked through the Winter. In particular, if your home has masonry structures, then they might have endured some damage through the Winter. Fortunately, you can talk to a masonry contractor about getting the appropriate maintenance and repairs. Here are some common masonry restoration and repairs to consider for Spring.
Brick and Mortar
For brick buildings, it’s important to inspect the exterior and interior for any residual damage from the Winter weather. If you find that the bricks or mortar are bulging or cracked, that could be a sign of drainage or foundation issues. Foundation issues are especially likely from the freezing and thawing from Winter to spring. If you notice any of these issues, then it’s best to invest in professional masonry repairs.
Check the Chimney
Chimneys are especially vulnerable to damage from the elements because they sit directly on the roof. Make sure to check for cracks in the bricks, especially around the crown of your chimney. Also, look for any loose bricks or efflorescence, which is a white substance that is a sign of water erosion. Overlooking issues in your chimney could put you at risk for future fire hazards.
Lastly, the seal in your windows could have worn down over the Winter. If the seal is coming loose, then the caulking may need to be redone. You can tell if your home feels unusually drafty this Spring that you might have gaps or holes in your window seals. And that lack of insulation could also be responsible for increasing your energy bills. It’s best to contact a professional if you find any of these issues with your windows.
Del Prete Masonry Is Your Preferred Masonry Contractor
If you are ready to upgrade your home or commercial building with professional masonry installation or replacement, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.