Many homes throughout Plano, Texas, are known for their unique, stone and brick fireplaces and chimneys. Even though, Plano can be quite hot almost year around Texans love their chimneys and prefer those with high workmanship specially the ones made with stone and or brick . As with everything in your house, fireplaces need maintenance and repairs. At Omega Masonry this is what we do! We have been doing fireplaces and chimneys repairs and builds for many years. But, over the last ten years of so we have focus in delivering the best brick and stone fireplace and chimney repairs you can find in Plano, Texas. If experience is what you expect call the pros at Omega. After all, you wouldn’t want a rookie fixing on your chimney?
If you are looking for your run of the mill fireplace repair contractor in Plano, TX, you can go to Bing.Com and get one of several listings with fake reviews maintaining and repairing natural stone fireplaces or you can call Omega to get the job done right! Unlike many other contruction jobs repairing natural stone fireplaces requires skill you just can’t learn in school. This type of skill set is learned on the job next to a master journeyman and developed over the years. When you hire us you are hiring an expert masonry contractor with extensive experience in maintaining brick fireplaces and chimneys. We can’t tell you, the number of times we get call to a property because the owner is not satisfied with the work and in many the work wasn’t completed at all! Today everyone have become too reliant on Ask.Com as a source of information. More often than no it is the thing to do! However when searching for professional to repair your brick fireplace it litter bit of due deligense may be ideal to identify the contractor with the best workmanship. We hope and look forward restoring your fireplace. On the other hand if you are just looking for info for a fireplace and or chimney build project take a look our blog.
Buyer Seller Brick Inspections
Whether you are a first time homeowner or buying or selling a home, you are undoubtedly familiar with the need for a home inspection.
Omega Masonry has a special team of field agents who understand your realtor’s need for verification about the soundness of load-bearing brick walls, the strength of a stone or brick retaining wall, chimney integrity, fireplace functionality, and the reliability of a home’s decorative elements. You can count on Omega for quick response times to all masonry home inspection needs.
What do the Cracks in my brick wall mean?
Cracks that occur along any brick or stone wall can be caused by many issues. One example is that your foundation may have settled. The chief concern in this situation is whether the foundation itself has also been damaged. Once that determination has been made; many cracks can be repaired by utilizing a simple point-and-tuck procedure.
But a crack does not always indicate a settling issue. Sometimes the mortar has simply become porous and water flowed behind the bricks to the ground by following the weakest grout lines. A simple home inspection will help put any buyer or seller’s mind at ease.
Inspecting Brick or Stone Deterioration
Why is my Brick Deteriorating?
Like cracking, brick deterioration can be attributed to a number of causes. That is why a reputable realtor will advise you to have a professional inspection prior to buying or selling your home.
Bricks can flake or crumble because excess water has permeated their interior, or because they are old. Bricks also suffer deterioration when they have been mismatched with inappropriate mortars or sealants. Only a certified mason can eliminate unnecessary speculation about the severity of a brick deterioration issue.
Many times, even damaged brick can be saved by repositioning them and resolving whatever issue began the deterioration process.
Inspecting Discolored Bricks
If my brick is discolored do I have water issues?
Well, yes – but the issues may be different than what you think. First of all, especially in the case of chimney inspections, homeowners tend to think the worst. Chimneys are highly exposed and susceptible to water penetration within the mortar. Water causes brick to swell. While swollen, they can leach the limestone used to make them.
Another possibility is that unyielding mortars or inappropriate sealants were used to protect chimney brick during inclement weather. Either of these issues will also cause brick to leach and/or deteriorate.
Masonry inspectors check to see how deep the water penetration has proceeded and can often give a chimney a passing mark in spite of discoloration. Nonetheless, it is always best to resolve any chimney issues when preparing to sell your home so they don’t become major issues for the new homeowner at a later date.
Inspecting for Appropriate Drainage
I am a potential buyer. I loved the last home I saw, but the retaining wall was sagging. If I buy this home, will I have to replace the entire retaining wall?
A masonry professional is the only person who can fully answer that question. What often happens is that the retaining wall has inadequate drainage. The moisture from the topsoil accumulates at the base of the retaining wall and damages the mortar that holds the walls bricks or stones together, causing the retaining wall to sag, droop, or split. Depending upon the severity of the damage, qualified masons can usually repair sections of the retaining wall, and add French Drains at appropriate locations.
When searching for a fireplace repair company in Plano, Texas, we know you have choices. All we ask is that before you commit to any one company give Omega Masonry a chance to show you our work. We also need you to be aware that, we are a full service masonry company offering an array of services.
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