When it comes to most buildings and structures, water damage can be a huge problem. And this even includes masonry structures. Here are some of the negative effects of moisture in your masonry structures.
Ruins Curb Appeal
It’s very common for water damage to leave ugly marks in masonry that are difficult to get out. These marks can come from mold or mineral deposits, which is especially common in stone. If you notice streaking in your masonry, then it could be a sign of water damage. Water damage can make your masonry structures look dirty and older than they really are.
Moisture accumulation can also endanger the structural integrity of your masonry structure. Excess water over time can wear into stone through erosion and weaken it. This is a big concern if you have masonry construction elements supporting your home or building, like a foundation. Structural compromise is always a safety concern, so if you aren’t sure, you should talk to a professional. But some of the warning signs are water damage in the interior of your building, like leaks, mold, and stains.
Another less discussed effect of excess moisture in masonry is how it could hurt your health. Water tends to breed mold, so if you live in a house with moldy masonry, then it could spread to other parts of the house. Mold is bad for anyone with a low immune system or respiratory issues, so it’s important to have it cleaned up as soon as you can.
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