A common myth believed by many is that masonry structures essentially maintenance free.
While it is true that brick and mortar buildings need less maintenance than more traditional stick-built construction methods, it is irresponsible to completely ignore all aspects of building maintenance. In almost all cases it is recommended to have a professional assess your situation to determine if you are a candidate for masonry restoration.
When you consider a structure that is exposed to the elements that are present in the Midwest, you have to take into account many of the factors that may be degrading your building over time.
Weather conditions that introduce frost to the exterior of your structure in the winter can be particularly damaging. Likewise, humid conditions that introduce moisture to your foundation and exterior in the summer can compromise the integrity of your building.
This mix of frost and moisture damage occurs regularly in the Chicago area and can take its toll on even the most soundly built buildings.
The masons at Soumar Masonry Restoration have been trained to spot these problems early and treat the conditions that cause issues. We have been serving the Chicago area for over 70 years and have experience working on buildings that have been exposed to the conditions of our climate.
In addition to the environmental conditions that may affect your brick and mortar structure, our masonry restoration experts can also spot the normal issues that are present in aging masonry.
Mortar degradation, bowing walls, brick spalling, and cracking are just a few of the common problems that can occur no matter what environmental conditions are present. Many of these issues are caused by normal thermal expansion. If you have noticed some of the signs of aging masonry, we recommend that you give us a call. We’ll send an expert mason to your property to assess your unique situation and restore your masonry to its original state.