Brick or Stone Tuck Pointing Allen, Texas

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Business owners looking for stone tuck pointing in Allen, TX, knows that the only company they need to call is Omega Masonry. For more than 20 years Omega Masonry has been the leading provider of fine masonry services that include everything from Mailbox Repair to Brick Masonry. If you don’t know about tuckpointing, that is a procedure where two contrasting colors are used in the mortar joints of brick walls to give the impression that very fine joint. The professional masons at Omega Masonry can help you with many different type masonry repairs including for tuck pointing. In many cases brick and stone repairs are not as bad as they look. Newer homes require simple motor repairs due to cheap workmanship. If you ignore a simple stone tuck pointing repair can turn into a major project. Quite often potential clients will contact us asking for brick or stone tuck pointing repair estimates by what they really meant was “pointing” which means to correct defects or finish off joints in newly laid masonry. These are terms that are often interchanged but not proper. However, regardless masonry repair or work you may required the OmegaMasonry.Com is ready to go to work for you. And that is because although we are more known as a “Concrete Contractors in Rowlett TX.” we are a full service masonry company.

Tuckpointing Mortar Repair Allen, Texas

Through time, small movements of our homes lead to cracking . We are masters at removing mortar and installing correct , rich mixture cleanly so no residue is visible. This is called “re-pointing,” and at times “tuck pointing.” Re-pointing should be considered whenever existing joints are eroded 1/3 inch or more from the face of the masonry. In some cases it is used when the joints are visibly cracked or separated from the stone. Re-pointing entails stripping the old joint mortar, repairing any damaged masonry and filling the joints with fresh, strength-tested and color-matched mortar. Unlike other masonry companies in the Allen area, Omega Masonry is what some I the business call a full-service masonry contractor that can repair brick, cast stone, concrete, granite, limestone, marble, plaster, sandstone, slate, terra cotta and other types of natural stone and stucco. As many inexperienced masonry companies have discover masonry restoration is an art. It requires well trained crew and caring craftsmen to do the job done correctly, and that’s where Omega Masonry’s experience come in! For additional on what OmegaMasonry.Com can do for you stop by out blog.

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Is Your Masonry Foundation Solid?

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Your home’s foundation is important factor in how long it will last. Having a weak or damaged masonry foundation typically means that your home will become uneven or develop other problems within its various systems. Damage to your home’s masonry foundation can be caused by excessive moisture, as well as by significant drought and should be addressed as soon as possible. There is a variety of ways that a weakened or bad foundation will be revealed, and knowing what to look for can help save you money and add life to your home.

Signs of a Bad Masonry Foundation

  • Crooked Windows and Doors

As a properly installed window or door will be perfectly level, when you notice that your doors or window are out of alignment, have begun to stick or jam on a regular basis, or see that the glass has begun to crack, then you need to talk to a masonry expert to learn how solid your home’s foundation is and what steps, if any, need to be taken.

As a side note, crooked windows and doors will also drive energy costs up, so having the foundation checked will help minimize the utility bill, too.

  • Sloped Floors or Cracked Walls

Although some degree of settling is common in homes, excessive settling is a sign of a bad masonry foundation. In order to stay ahead of any foundation problems there are several things you will want to watch for. These include:

  1. Cracks, fissures, warps, and shifts, especially in the upper walls of the home.
  2. Crumbling and decay within the cement or brick facades.
  3. Mold, moisture, and stains as a result of water damage
  • External Cracks or Wall Bulges

Noticing small cracks or fissures within a masonry foundation is not unusual or cause for concern. However, you notice large cracks in the foundation or unusual bulges –often the result of drywall cracks- in the wall are indicators of a sinking foundation.

  • Sagging floors or Warped Ceilings

This will often be revealed through gaps between the wall and the floor or the ceiling. If you are suspect that you might have an issue but there is no gap, consider placing a golf or tennis ball on the floor. The ball should not move. If it does, consider bringing in an expert.

  • Brick Walls Pulling Away from the House

This is often the result of soil shrinkage brought on by high temperatures and droughts common in Texas. When the soil dries out, it can sometimes cause the masonry foundation to settle more than anticipated and result in the corners of the home separating from the roof of the house or from the exterior corners.

Should you identify any of these indicators of a bad masonry foundation, don’t put it off, and just “wait to see what happens”? Talk to one of the masonry repair pros at Omega Masonry. We know what it takes to make a sound decision and will be there to make any necessary masonry foundation repairs.

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