Masonry Repair Work
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Masonry Repair Services
Pointing addresses the joints between bricks. Often the joints of a chimney deteriorate faster than the brick. This causes the bricks to come loose. Re-pointing your chimney helps keep your chimney intact and prevents further damage.
The top of a brick or cement block chimney is flat. When water sits on the flat surface if soaks into the chimney causing harm and damage. A crown wash is sloped cement that goes on the top of the chimney in order to help shed the water off, just like the roof of a house.
Masonry is like a sponge, it soaks up and retains water. This water moves throughout the brick and masonry as a vapor. When temperatures drop the vapor turn to a liquid and freezes. As water freezes it expands, when it expands it cracks the masonry. This causes execrated deterioration of your chimney. A water seal prevents moisture from penetrating the masonry.