While masonry construction is strong and durable, it is also susceptible to damage such as cracking due to the structure being exposed to the elements and the weight of the structure itself. Ensuring that any damage is properly repaired can help your structure stay solid for years to come. At Bouchard Masonry in Peterborough, we take a thorough approach to every repair job:
If your mortar is cracking, missing or deteriorating in any way, it is crucial that you have it repaired as soon as possible. Leaving a crack or void untreated can allow water to penetrate the structure and freeze, which can lead to more serious damage. The water can also cause the masonry materials and mortar to deteriorate.
Why Does Masonry Crack?
Cracks in masonry can be caused by a number of different things, including post-construction settlement, plant roots, material failure, poor construction, earthquakes, thermal expansion and more. Another common cause for serious damage to masonry structures is minor cracks being left untreated, causing them to grow more serious. Hiring a trained professional to examine and repair any cracks or other damages will ensure that the job gets done right the first time.
For more information on our repair and restoration services, give us a call today.