Red brick walls are generally one of the strongest building materials, but they do wear down over time. Chips and holes can form on the surface of the bricks. While this does not technically affect the structural integrity of the brick, it does hamper the aesthetic appeal. Luckily, a brick patch can make your brick wall look new again.
Chips in brick might be the easiest to fix. They are often small and have little effect on the structure. They are unsightly, however. In order to perfect the appearance of your home’s exterior. Call us to patch your chipped bricks. We can do this by first cleaning the chipped bricks. We can either mix brick dust with the mortar to create a colored paste or press caulk into the chip then top that with brick dust to match it with the rest of the brick.
You might also come into contact with cracks. While most cracks aren’t dangerous to your home’s structure, they can be. Call one of our professional masonry contractors to assess the cracks in your brick and mortar. If they are simply cracks in the brick’s face that do not affect the structure, the repair will be a simple brick patch. If the cracks are more severe, they might require a more intensive repair. Cracks thicker than one-eighth of an inch should require brick replacement.
Loose grout could also warrant brick patch repair if it is not too severe. Depending on the severity of the loose grout, tuck pointing might be warranted. When this is the case, we will chip away the grout surrounding the bricks to clean up the joints. We will then fill these joints with new mortar. Our contractors use special tools to make the old grout match the new grout in appearance.
If you notice any broken bricks, you will need to have these replaced. This is because broken bricks do trouble the overall structural integrity. Replacing broken bricks is a more labor-intensive process than simple brick patching. When replacing bricks, we also have to replace the surrounding mortar. Our contractors have to take care not to damage the bricks surrounding the broken one while performing the repair.
The best way to find out what kind of brick repair you need is to call a professional. When you call our masonry contractors, we will schedule an appointment to assess your brick’s damage. We will then give you our recommendation on where to proceed. Whether you need brick patching, tuck pointing, or brick replacement, Omega Masonry has got you covered.
The street view is the first impression people receive from your home. Curb appeal is an important factor when selling a house. If you are looking to sell your house, consider a brick patch to fill any chips that might be visible from afar. Perfecting the appearance of your home’s exterior with a simple brick patch could be a great investment, as it can help you sell your home.