DEALING WITH SCREEN WALL REPAIRS
Mishap and inattentiveness cause most screen wall issues. For one thing, screen walls are inspected far less often than the brick walls around our homes. Nonetheless, privacy walls are constantly bombarded by geophysical elements such as soil erosion, pooling water, freeze/thaw conditions and other weather events. For that reason, like our homes, they should be examined on a yearly basis. If your examination shows that you need screen wall repair, trust the masons at Omega to repair your screen expertly, at a great price.
Screen wall repair should always be handled by professionals. Omega’s masons understand the varying conditions that negatively affect brick screen walls. They can determine the underlying causes of bulges, cracks, staining, and other symptoms of trouble. The technical aspects of brick wall repair take into account the varying factors required to facilitate repair, such as mortar condition, footings, and soil texture. For example, a brick wall that consistently sits in pools of water will suffer recurring damage unless adequate drainage is installed.
Understanding Screen Wall Characteristics
It is important to note that screen walls are a unique form of masonry. They are stand-alone structures that are seldom moored into the ground like retaining walls. Nonetheless, they are subjected to the same kinds of earth pressures common to any brick or stone structure. Thus, when lots, sidewalks, or driveways shift because of things like subsurface water or geological events, a screen wall often succumbs to settling issues similar to those seen in house walls.
Privacy wall repair techniques are similar to any brick wall repair, whether a retaining wall, house wall, or screen wall. Repointing, a technique used to infuse brick with fresh mortar, is a common remedy for screen walls. Professional masons are especially skilled at performing this task without collapsing the wall. They do so by segregating sections of the brick, removing mortar from that area and applying new mortar. If the entire brick wall requires new mortar, it will require more than a single day to facilitate the repair.
In the event of brick damage, masons will attempt to locate the closest match as humanly possible. They have a lot to consider with regard to brick replacement. Not only will they be looking for suitable color matches, they must also locate brick with similar permeability. Mixing brick and mortar with varying moisture absorbencies causes additional damage when the bricks swell and contract at different rates. Our masons have been working in brick repair for nearly two decades, and are familiar with the generational differences in brick manufacturing. We do our very best to ensure that your brick repair project is sound and long lasting.
Omega’s Masons proudly facilitate brick repair in Texas and the surrounding areas. We have a long-standing reputation for excellence because of masons who have been designing, installing, and repairing masonry for nearly two decades. If you are looking for a mason to provide you with quality repair at a competitive price, give us a call today.