REPAIR CRACKS IN BRICK, STONE, AND TILE
CRACKED BRICK, STONE AND TILE REPAIR
While most homeowners would like to believe that the cracks in the brick, stone and tile works in their homes can be repaired with some silicone caulk, the problem may be more serious than what it seems. In fact, it can be a major cause for concern since cracked or damaged brick,stone and tile work suggest foundation settlement that requires immediate action.
Cracked brickwork may also indicate the presence of excess moisture in the soil surrounding the structure. Since some soils expand when it rains or when snow melts, the pressure it exerts against your foundation walls can cause the walls to weaken and bow into the home. When it cannot support the weight of the walls above it any longer, cracks will start to appear in the brickwork and other exterior surfaces.
COMMON CRACKING PATTERNS
Vertical cracks at inside corners:
Vertical cracks usually result from the lack of expansion provisions during building construction.
Vertical cracks at exterior corners:
While the vertical cracks seen in older construction usually indicate structural movement resulting from the oxidation of the steel columns located in the corners of the building, the cracks in newer buildings may indicate lack of installed expansion joints.
Vertical cracks above window heads:
These cracking patterns may be caused by the deflection of an undersized lintel.
Step cracks may result from the uneven settlement of the foundation.
This usually happens when concrete and brick masonry are not separated with a bond break or flashing during construction.
Aside from cracking, brick walls may also be ruined by efflorescence (the formation of a white crystalline deposit on the surface of the brick) and spalling (a condition wherein portions of the brick peel off or break apart due to exposure to excess moisture).
CRACKED BRICK, STONE AND TILE REPAIR IN CHARLOTTE, NC
Cracks in the brick, stone and tile work may result from an incorrectly laid foundation, so call in a professional at the first sign of a problem. For best results, contact Ram Jack at (704) 753-7403. We provide a no obligation on site evaluation so you will know the extent of the damage at no cost to you. After evaluating the problem, we will then recommend the most effective and affordable solution to address the issues.
With our patented solutions, all the cracked mortar and broken bricks throughout
your property will disappear, as if nothing happened. We will also make
sure that your home will be back on a firmer and more stable foundation.
Ram Jack has more than 120 years of combined experience under its belt so you can be sure we’ll do the job right the first time! We also offer same as cash financing through EZ-Pay and provide a Lifetime Warranty backed by a Dealers Association Warranty Trust Program.