Spalling Foundation

When the face of your concrete foundation peels off, it’s called “foundation spalling”. Spalling is a common problem. It can have multiple causes, however, in this particular situation the cause is due to rebar (which are the steel bars within concrete that provide a rigid structure) were installed too close to the edge of the … Read more

Leaning Brick Wall

Problem   At this house, the primary concern the customer had when contacting our company is that the bricks are leaning away from the house toward the top of the wall where the bricks meet the siding. If you look along the sides of the windows in the FIRST photo where the window frame meets … Read more

Missing Mortar

PROBLEM   This house has missing mortar. It’s actually a very common problem most frequently caused by “sandy mortar” at the time of manufacture. Meaning that the ratio of sand to mortar was out of balance. Too much sand and not enough mortar. Over time the mortar joints sponge up water and deteriorate. How we … Read more

Sagging Garage Lintel

The problem indicated in the “before” photo is that the lintel, (metal support that sits above the garage door but below the bricks), was undersized to support the weight of the bricks, and was not bolted into the lumber header behind the bricks. As well, the bricks were not properly secured to the stud wall … Read more

Why Bricks And Mortar Joints Crack

Mortar joint cracking is most commonly caused by minor to significant movement of a home’s concrete foundation. The concrete foundation is made of two main parts: the slab and the beam. The slab is the flat part that you walk on, which is about 6 inches in thickness. The beam is located at the perimeter. … Read more

Our Process

Our Cracked Brick Repair Process We begin Our Process with a thorough inspection of all exposed brickwork on your home. We do this because every job is different and each will have unique requirements. We must consider several factors before we start. The first of which is that it is possible that different workers mixed mortar … Read more

Smoke Problems

Fireplace and Firebox Smoke Problems

Smoke Problems If you are experiencing smoke inside your house when you light your fireplace you must first determine where the smoke is coming from. This first step is very important because depending on where the smoke is coming from you could be in danger of your house catching on fire. If the smoke is coming … Read more

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