Delta Masonry Tuckpointing Solid Brickworks & Brick Repair Chicago
A brick repair consists primarily of removing old damaged bricks and replacing them with new ones. When bricks get cracked or worn out the best methods to repair the brick wall are to either simply chisel or hammer out the existing bricks and replace them with new ones or to mortar in the cracks to reinforce the bricks. In contrast to tuckpointing, brick repairs focus primarily on repairing or replacing the actual bricks themselves rather than the surrounding mortar. While a repaired brick and its new surrounding mortar might be tuckpointed to give it a clean cut as well as to match the cut and style of the bricks around it, a brick repair deals primarily with replacing the actual broken brick itself.
Brick repairs are a good way to give an old, cracking brick wall a makeover. Combined with tuckpointing a brick repair can improve the structural integrity of a brick wall and make it look newer and cleaner on the outside. The brick repair process is fairly simple and usually just consists of knocking out an old brick and replacing it with a new one or patching up an existing brick. A brick repair is a safe, quick, and effective way to make any brick wall more structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.
A brick repair can also be done during chimney repair work. Chimney repairs usually consist of replacing both damaged bricks and mortar and often times several crumbling bricks need to be knocked out in order to install a new brick. Often times a chimney repair project will just consist of a brick repair.
At Delta Tuckpointing we have been doing brick repairs for over two decades. Our masonry experts have many years of experience and we always guarantee prompt service and the utmost quality on all brick repair projects.
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Brick Repair – Before
This home was being remodeled and needed a brick repair on the entire front wall which was old and crumbling. We were able to rebuild the entire front and give this home a fresh new brick wall. Though this is a larger scale “brick repair” sometimes an entire wall needs to be redone in order to fix existing damage.
Brick Repair – After
The brick repair is complete and now the new bricks have a sharp, clean look that complements the style of the rest of the house. A new brick wall can last and look good for decades. While more heavy-duty than just a regular “brick-repair” a whole wall rebuild is a good idea during larger remodeling projects if the old wall is in very poor shape.
Brick Repair on Garage – Before
Here we see the garage brick wall before its brick repair. The old wall is still partially visible but we can see that a lot of the bricks along the edges have started to crumble. A full brick repair and wall rebuild will make this brick wall and home look great again.
Brick Repair on Garage – After
The brick repair and reconstruction is complete and we have a completely new brick wall. We can also notice that there are new window and door alignments that did not exist previously. A brick repair or wall rebuild is a great idea if you are redoing your entire home and want new configurations for doors and windows to go along with your new repaired and installed bricks.
Brick Repair on Wall – Before
Here again we have a brick wall that needs a brick repair and rebuild. The old bricks and window configuration is still visible and we can see that the older bricks look a bit worn out. The addition project as well as the window remodeling gives us the perfect opportunity to do a full wall brick repair.
Brick Repair on Wall – After
The brick repair work as well as the entire home remodeling project is now complete. We have an entirely new brick wall up and the new bricks are clean and healthy and perfectly tailored to the new window and roof configuration. Our full wall brick repair was a great success and helped make this home beautiful.
Does brick masonry require any maintenance?
You may think your building does not require Masonry repair in Chicago. However, although bricks are thought of as one of the strongest and longest lasting masonry materials, like others building materials, we must keep in mind that they require maintenance. As long as they are properly maintained they remain attractive and functional for years and even decades. Observation is the most important part of maintenance. Be sure to examine bricks regularly in order to notice any defects as soon as possible. Structural damage can likely be minimized if issues are addressed immediately. Delta Masonry Tuckpointing is your go to for masonry contractors in Chicago.
There are four principal rules to brick maintenance analysis prior to masonry restoration in Chicago.