There was a time when all buildings were made entirely of stone, and while that is no longer the case, the masonry work is still in high demand and Walter Townshend & Sons has been an industry leader in masonry repair for generations.
Today, many prospective homeowners seek out houses made from brick because of its strength and durability, but like with any material time has a way of causing cracks and structural issues that require expert repair. Some of the signs of masonry that needs attention include:
- Long cracks or bulges in above ground walls, chimneys or foundation walls.
- Diagonal cracks or ‘stair step’ cracks in walls.
- Sagging bricks over a window or doorway.
- Signs of water damage such as brick flaking or ‘spalling’ or water damage to wood structures around the brick.
- Crumbling mortar in between the bricks.
Some of the causes of these issues are thermal expansion, frost, uneven house settlement, no drainage or ventilation holes, and walls built without proper expansion joints or missing lintel supports.
In order to fix these problems, your home may require some minor brick repair, chimney work or porch repair all the way to a complete overhaul of the home’s brickwork. It can be very challenging to tell just how deep the problem goes without expert help. A few small cracks in the chimney might extend all the way into the foundation. On the flip side, some deep-looking cracks and crumbles may only require basic patch work. Walter Townshend & Sons can help you determine the best course of action for your masonry repairs.
Always remember that this is your home, and it’s better to be safe than sorry. We offer free estimates, and you know you can trust a company that has been around for almost 90 years. Whether you only need that minor porch repair or a major chimney reconstruction, you will always receive a fair and honest estimate. But don’t wait any longer. Call and get the process started today.