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When you discover problems with the brickwork of a building you are responsible for, it can be a sign that there are deeper structural problems. If a building you own has a lot of masonry or brickwork, there are some key things you need to watch out for:

Cracks on Corners – If the soil decreases in size along the boundaries of your structure, this type of crack can appear.

Bricks and Masonry Bulging – Brickwork often involves a shelf angle to allow for movement. When this fails, often due to rainwater damaging it over time, the wall loses support and the ground becomes watery.

Cracks In Stair Steps – When there is a case of foundation settlement, this can create cracks that look like a staircase on the exterior of your wall.

Compacting Brickwork – Foundation settlement and a decline in its height can make bricks press down upon each other because of the weight of the building. 

THE REASONS THESE PROBLEMS HAPPEN TO YOUR BRICKWORK AND MASONRY

As soil moves around, it can decrease in mass and size. This affects your foundations. It is also a consequence of instability in the soil that was already there before construction took place. As soil changes shape, it can leave the foundations exposed and unsupported, which puts them under intense pressure.

This can then lead to the weight of the structure driving the foundations deeper into the soil, which destabilizes all of the brickwork and masonry. When there is a low temperature, rapid thawing and freezing will create poor ground conditions. Ice can push the ground upwards beneath your foundations and damage your building.

THE SOLUTION FOR PROBLEMS WITH BRICKWORK AND MASONRY

Regular inspections are one of the best ways to avoid any brick and masonry problems. If you can spot differences in the bricks or the mortar, then it is probably time for you to speak to the experts. Seattle Foundation Repairs are ready and able to help you find a specialist.

When an expert performs an inspection, they will know exactly what to look for and how to interpret what they are seeing. If settling and sinking are the reasons, then they will give you a few choices on what can be done. This will usually mean underpinning. 

UNDERPINNING IS A WAY TO SOLVE BRICKWORK AND MASONRY FAULTS

When an expert performs an inspection, they will know exactly what to look for and how to interpret what they are seeing. If settling and sinking are the reasons, then they will give you a few choices on what can be done. This will usually mean underpinning.

Various types of pier can be inserted underneath your foundations, and this is the case for both homes and businesses. Steel and push piers are used to reinforce the foundations and prevent any further damage. This will allow you to feel safe in the knowledge that you can use your structure for its intended purpose, and sell it at a good price when it’s time to move on. Cracks can be dealt with by cement or epoxy, but that will depend on what the inspection reveals.

If your structure is currently affected by brick and masonry problems, then it’s worth taking action to solve it now. Our team will give you the information you need to get started.

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      We completely respect your privacy. We will never sell, rent, lease, or give away your personal information to any third party.

      THE REASONS THESE PROBLEMS HAPPEN TO YOUR BRICKWORK AND MASONRY

      As soil moves around, it can decrease in mass and size. This affects your foundations. It is also a consequence of instability in the soil that was already there before construction took place. As soil changes shape, it can leave the foundations exposed and unsupported, which puts them under intense pressure.

      This can then lead to the weight of the structure driving the foundations deeper into the soil, which destabilizes all of the brickwork and masonry. When there is a low temperature, rapid thawing and freezing will create poor ground conditions. Ice can push the ground upwards beneath your foundations and damage your building.

      THE SOLUTION FOR PROBLEMS WITH BRICKWORK AND MASONRY

      Regular inspections are one of the best ways to avoid any brick and masonry problems. If you can spot differences in the bricks or the mortar, then it is probably time for you to speak to the experts. Seattle Foundation Repairs are ready and able to help you find a specialist.

      When an expert performs an inspection, they will know exactly what to look for and how to interpret what they are seeing. If settling and sinking are the reasons, then they will give you a few choices on what can be done. This will usually mean underpinning.

      UNDERPINNING IS A WAY TO SOLVE BRICKWORK AND MASONRY FAULTS

      When an expert performs an inspection, they will know exactly what to look for and how to interpret what they are seeing. If settling and sinking are the reasons, then they will give you a few choices on what can be done. This will usually mean underpinning.

      Various types of pier can be inserted underneath your foundations, and this is the case for both homes and businesses. Steel and push piers are used to reinforce the foundations and prevent any further damage. This will allow you to feel safe in the knowledge that you can use your structure for its intended purpose, and sell it at a good price when it’s time to move on. Cracks can be dealt with by cement or epoxy, but that will depend on what the inspection reveals.

      If your structure is currently affected by brick and masonry problems, then it’s worth taking action to solve it now. Our team will give you the information you need to get started.

      Call us to book a visit today!

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