Brick and stone masonry adds a structural and aesthetic component to many Indianapolis home. Whether in the form of your chimney, fireplace, walls, or other structures on your home, masonry is a timeless design element that is highly desirable. While masonry is very durable, time, extreme weather, and lack of maintenance may result in masonry damage. Luckily, with the right masonry repair services, your masonry can be brought back to its former glory. In this post, we will explain some of the different types of masonry repair. 

Types/ Styles of Masonry 

There are two primary types of masonry work, solid masonry, and veneer masonry. Solid masonry can be its own structure or part of a larger structure, and it is able to sustain its own weight and withstand the demands of nature. Veneer masonry, on the other hand, is commonly used for aesthetic purposes and is attached to the exterior of another support structure. Damage to solid masonry can threaten the stability and structural integrity of the masonry, whereas veneer masonry damage is typically just an aesthetic concern.

Signs of Masonry Damage

If you believe your masonry work needs to be repaired, you should contact your local Brick + Ember Outfitters of Indianapolis for an inspection and a quote. Whether it is due to prior neglect, water penetration, poor workmanship, or prolonged exposure to weather elements, masonry damage should be addressed. Some signs of masonry damage include:

  • Cracks in the bricks or mortar. 
  • Buckling, bowing or bulging. 
  • Efflorescence, or white deposits on the surface of the masonry. 
  • Stress cracks in a diagonal or stair-step pattern. 
  • Loose material. 
  • Flaking or crumbling on the outer layer, known as spalling. 

Masonry Repairs

The experts at Brick + Ember Outfitters can assess your masonry and determine the best method of repair. Some of the masonry repairs we offer include:

No matter what your masonry repair needs are, Brick + Ember Outfitters can help. Our knowledgeable technicians will evaluate your masonry and recommend the least invasive, most promising repair option. After your masonry is fully repaired and restored to its original condition, our team can help you create a maintenance plan to keep it in pristine condition for many years to come. If you believe your masonry is damaged, give us a call today so we can help you repair it. Learn more about our masonry repair services or schedule your appointment today by contacting Brick + Ember Outfitters at 317-500-1250 or OFFICE@BRICKANDEMBER.COM