Stone and brick masonry provide for long lasting, structurally sound, and impressive architecture. However, as long lasting as masonry may be, older masonry structures may still need masonry restoration for a number of reasons. The original mortar holding the masonry together may not have been well made, acid rain may have taken a toll, physical weathering, or freak accidents can all damage masonry enough to require masonry restoration. If you own or operate a historic or otherwise venerable masonry structure it’s important that you get professional masonry restoration for your property. Professional masonry restoration can return structural stability, revive your masonries appearance, and protect the historic quality of the structure. Poorly done restoration may devalue the structure, or worse, cause more damage.
Return Structural Stability
If your properties masonry has suffered damage that could hamper its structural stability, such as cracks, bulging, leaning, or crumbling mortar masonry restoration is necessary to keep it structurally sound. Professional masonry restoration specialists can replace cracked bricks with matching bricks of the same color, bulging and leaning walls can be righted, and crumbling masonry may be repointed with mortar that, if not of the same make as the original, is the same color.
Revive Your Masonries Appearance
Time takes its toll on all. Damage to your masonry that doesn’t hurt your buildings structural stability may still damage its aesthetics, though often such effects of aging are viewed like a fine patina on an antique statue, furniture, or painting. However, restoration may still be sought if a clean appearance is desirable for the property. Professional masonry restoration specialists can remove any unwanted blemishes on your structure and make sure that your building is restored to it’s originally appearance, keeping the same stone, brick, mortar thickness and mortar color, or using new ones if wanted.
Protect Historic Quality of the Structure
If your structure is of historic importance and you seek to keep as much of the original “fabric” of the structure intact as possible you need to make sure you hire professional masonry restoration specialists for any work you have done. Professional masonry restoration specialists can analyze mortar so that they can perfectly match, not only the color, but the type of mortar, to be historically accurate. Restoration professionals will also be able to match the bricks and techniques originally used to build the structure.
Poorly Done Restoration Is Worse Then None At All
A poorly done masonry restoration job can devalue a property, and even cause damage. By using the wrong thickness or color of mortar, or brick, someone who’s not a restoration specialist can leave an ugly blemish behind on your buildings wall. Imagine, all of your deep red brick with thin gray mortar, fixed with a patch of bright red bricks and thick white mortar. Using the wrong type of mortar during restoration might not only look bad, but can also potentially cause damage that destabilizes the mortar around it.
Need Professional Masonry Restoration?
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