Masonry Repair

Why is water coming through my brick walls?

Heights aren't as scary as water entry problems...  Notice the open deep joints in the space between the brick. Water enters these areas and makes it through to the interior walls.

Heights aren’t as scary as water entry problems… Notice the open deep joints in the space between the brick. Water enters these areas and makes it through to the interior walls.

Tuckpointing Problems: Water Entry

Water is the most essential element to life on Earth. It is also the most destructive natural force on earth. Water follows the most least resistant path, carving rivers, canyons, moving earth and even deteriorating your brick home.

When fall turns into winter and winter turns to spring, water freezes and then it thaws. These Freeze-Thaw cycles cause water to expand and contract throughout the days and seasons.

Brick and mortar are “breathable” materials.

They naturally retain some amount of water after normal rainfall. When the retained water goes through the freeze-thaw cycles, the water expands and contracts causing deterioration over the years.

Common deterioration is at the (Tuckpointing) mortar joints

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