Masonry is one of the most attractive building materials, and it’s easy to see why it remains so popular to this day. However, despite its impressive longevity, brick and stone do need to be properly maintained to avoid any issues. It can be tempting to tackle masonry repairs on your own to save some money, but it almost always leads to wasted time and more money spent in the long run. Here are three reasons you should always leave masonry repairs to the professionals.
It’s Dangerous and Difficult
Unlike other types of repairs you can get away with DIY-ing, masonry repairs are incredibly dangerous and challenging to do properly. You cannot simply jump in with some mortar and expect to get the job done right! Because masonry repairs are often located off the ground or on top of your home, completing the repairs can only be done with proper safety equipment. Additionally, the repairs require specialized skills that professionals have honed over multiple years of work.
The Repair Might Be the Tip of the Iceberg
Another reason to leave masonry repairs to the professionals is that the repair you are looking to have done is merely the tip of the iceberg. Masonry damage often happens due to something else, like water damage. When you do not have the underlying issue taken care of, the masonry problems can repeat themselves and even compromise the structural integrity of your home.
You’ll Spend More in the Long Run
Some homeowners think that completing masonry repairs by themselves will save them money over the amount a professional quoted them. However, you will spend a fortune on the various materials needed for the project and the time required to complete it. Additionally, you will likely make errors or miss something that requires a professional to come out and repair the initial issue on top of your mistake. To avoid expensive problems, hire a professional to handle masonry repairs.
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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.