Masonry has been used in building construction for centuries. From the limestone structures of ancient Greece and the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the modern-day monuments in Washington D.C., masonry has left its mark on every civilized culture throughout history.
Today’s masonry buildings require routine maintenance to ensure a water-tight seal and to maximize longevity. Some signs that your masonry needs maintenance can include buildup of efflorescence (white flaky mineral deposits), cracked or spalled brick, missing or deteriorating mortar joints, spalled or cracked stone/terra cotta, shifting/settling, and water infiltration to name a few.
If your masonry structure is in need of restoration, it is important that you work with industry experts to remedy any deterioration that’s taking place. Incorrect repairs by inexperienced contractors can ultimately end up costing thousands more than applying the correct fix the first time.