Tuesday, December 9, 2008

exterior brick

Mark Maupin of Brick Repair LLC (248) 895-7752 Is a local Michigan mason contractor with the last 12 years specialized in masonry restoration, chimney repair, and historic restoration. We hope any information gained from this article is beneficial to the homeowner or contractor faced with a masonry maintenance issue. Please feel free to call Mark for a free masonry maintenance consultation. or through the web at Michiganchimneyrepair.com
Looking for a Bricklayer in Michigan? call (248) 895-7752 MichiganChimneyRepair.com Brick Wall Maintenance Tips Building in brick is a wonderful construction method. Brick is a durable and beautiful building material. Masonry is a proven age-old construction method, almost as old as building itself. Most brick homes these days are built with a brick veneer. In simple terms, this means that the brick are built more as a decorative siding than out of structural necessity. While known for its strength and beauty brick is not immune to Mother Nature. Here are some helpful hints on preserving your brick homes beauty for generations to come. 1. Install a good gutter system: moisture is one of the largest causes of brick deterioration. On many older homes without a gutter system, you will notice the bottom row, or course, of brick is crumbling away to nothing from the water pooling against it. 2. Seal your brick regularly. Applying a good sealer to your brick can help keep moisture out of your brick the will help to keep your brick from spalling (having the face of the brick pop off or deteriorate). Remember that different sealers have different finishes and can adjust the color of your brick slightly, so be prepared to seal all of your brick.3. Inspect your chimney cap bi-yearly. All concrete and mortar is susceptible to cracking. Finding and repairing cracks in your chimney’s cap can save from having to partially or completely replace your chimney. When it comes to brick, moisture is the enemy, especially in climates with harsh winters. Freezing water expands, wreaking havoc on your brick4. Build for your environment. When your new brick are being laid, there are a variety different ways in which the mortar joints can be tooled out or finished. Rake jointing (a deep joint between the brick) can look very nice, but is not recommend in wet and cold climates. In areas with constantly changing weather (like Michigan), an S joint is the preferred method. S jointing looks very nice and helps seal the mortar to the face of the brick, preventing moisture from penetrating.5. Fix any cracks early. If you notice any cracks forming, try to have them repaired as soon as possible. Cracks have a way of spreading and growing. Catching them early can help stop their spread.Performing some basic masonry maintence can add years to the life of your brick house. Should brick repairs or restoration become necessary don’t hesitate contact a professional for more information contact http://www.brickrepairllc.com.Looking for a Masonry Contractor call (248) 895-7752 BrickRepairLlc.com our bricklayers can help you with any masonry project. Our services include tuck pointing, brick, block, stone replacement, new construction, chimney replacement, chimney repair, porch repair, chimney cap repair, Chimney crown replacement, damaged mortar replacement, light concrete work, cement repair, concrete repair, chimney flashing, stone replacement, stone repair, natural stone, and cultured stone. glass block windows, brick cleaning, Brick Wall Repair, We are Michigan’s Premier Mason Contractor.Serving the following areas Wayne County: Allen Park, Belleville, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Detroit, Down River, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Garden City, Gibraltar, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Point, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Melvindale, Northville, Plymouth, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Wayne, Westland, Woodhaven, Wyandotte Oakland County: Auburn Hills, Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Clawson, Farmington Hills, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Angelus, Lathrup Village, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Walled Lake, Wixom. Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Leonard, Milford, Ortonville, Oxford, and Wolverine Lake.
Specialized in masonry restoration and repair. Our bricklayers can help you with any masonry project. Our services include tuckpointing, brick, block, stone replacement, new construction, chimney replacement, chimney repair, porch repair, chimney cap and crown replacement.Brick Repair LLC is happy to serve the following Michigan communities - Auburn Hills, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield township, Brighton, Canton, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Ferndale, Drayton Plains, Eastpointe, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Grosse pointe, Highland, Highland Park, Howell, Hunington Woods, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Lathrup Village, Lincoln Park, Livonia, Madison Heights, Milford, New Hudson, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Orchard Lake, Orion, Orchard Lake, Ortonville, Pontiac, Redford, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romulus, Roseville, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Utica, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake Oakland County, Wayne County