Cracks, Settlement & Leaks
Minor cracks are easy enough for an experienced mason to handle. However, knowing which cracks are minor and which require further analysis is a science in itself. We thoroughly assess brick cracks to determine the best approach.
For example, masonry cracks and leaks are often the result of the home settling. Shoring up the foundation may be necessary in addition to the crack repair. Likewise, masonry walls bear the brunt of supporting other structural elements. Repairing the brickwork properly is essential to ensuring the overall structural integrity of the Houston brick home.
Masonry cracks have many causes including settling, earthquakes, heavy snow loads, heavy winds, lack of water drainage, material failure, extremely hard mortar, plant roots, soil expansion, poorly bonded mortar, and many more.
To ensure an effective repair, we evaluate crack as well as the other structural elements. We determine the cause of the damage and whether other structural elements are adversely affected by the masonry’s failure. From there, we repair the masonry using the best approach that takes everything into consideration.