When property managers notice leaks in their buildings, a roof leak is often considered to be the culprit. More often than not, however, water is entering through a different part of the building. The components of a building’s masonry often give way to moisture entering your property, making masonry repairs a must to prevent further damage. Coping stones and joints, walls and cornices are all different aspects of your building that could be making the structural integrity of your facility more vulnerable.
So, what can be done to repair the masonry of your facility? At Matric Roofing Systems, Inc., we offer a variety of masonry repair services that are targeted towards making your building as safe from structural damage as possible. These services include the following:
A professional caulking will be able to address any areas of your building’s concrete that have noticeable cracks. Caulking not only keeps water from entering any of these cracks, but it also prevents any further cracking or eroding.
Brick and Stone Pointing
Even though brick and stone are some of the strongest and most reliable materials to build with, they still are vulnerable to damage from time, weather, and the overall structure of the building. Brick and stone pointing extends the life of the mortar that holds your building’s materials together. The pointing process removes deteriorated aspects of your brick and stone and replaces it with something stronger.
An incredibly effective way to prevent water from entering your building, masonry waterproofing gives your brick and masonry a longer life. Often times, wind can blow rain right into your building, especially when cracks are present. Waterproofing helps to seal the exterior of your facility against water, all without altering the appearance.
Coping Stone Repair and Restoration
“Coping stone” refers the covering of a wall, often made of stone, brick or terracotta. Over time, this material can noticeably crack and cause the curb appeal of your facility to suffer. With masonry, it is always much easier to repair and maintain than it is to replace.
Lintels, which are a horizontal support of steel, stone or concrete often found above a window or door, degrade over time when not maintained. This can cause cracks and damage to the integrity of a facility. The replacement of a lintel can be tricky, as an experienced technician can easily damage surrounding brick or stonework. Make sure to place your trust in a service provider that knows what they’re doing and can get the job done right the first time.
Contact Matrix Roofing for all of your masonry repair needs and restore your facility today!