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When Is Masonry Demolition Necessary?

masonry demolition

Cracks in your masonry are a sign that you need repair or replacement.

If you notice cracks or chips in your bricks or concrete blocks, then it may be time to have them repaired or replaced. Dilapidated masonry can negatively affect the professional presentation of a business, which may even affect your success with sales and client retention. If left untreated, defects in masonry could worsen and even become safety hazards. It’s important to know when you need masonry demolition and to act quickly before the damage worsens.

What Causes Masonry Damage

One of the leading causes of masonry damage is moisture. Persistent exposure to water can lead to cracks and holes in bricks and concrete. Water will weaken masonry over time and wear away at the mortar between bricks and concrete blocks. If you have a crumbling wall near a fountain, you may want to consider demolishing the wall and rebuilding it with a waterproof seal.

Another leading factor in damage to masonry is settling soil. New structures are especially susceptible to damage as the soil underneath the structure settles, resulting in unsightly cracks. Insects and mice may also eat away at the mortar between bricks and concrete blocks.

Signs That You Need Masonry Demolition

You may notice cracks or holes in walls and walkways that signal your masonry needs repaired or replaced. Once you notice this damage, it’s important to act quickly. Cracks and holes in masonry allows masonry’s biggest enemy, water, deeper inside the structure, which will initiate further damage. Moisture inside cracks in a structure is especially dangerous during the winter, because freeze and thaw cycles causes the water to expand and contract, making the cracks even larger and deeper. If you notice any damage to your commercial masonry, contact Del Prete to inspect the damage and assess whether or not your need masonry repair or masonry demolition and reconstruction.

Get In Touch With Del Prete Masonry Today

For all of your questions regarding marble flooring, feel free to contact Del Prete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at mike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County.

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