How to Tell If Your Building Needs Masonry Repair


Maintaining the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of your building is crucial, especially when it involves masonry elements that may deteriorate over time due to various factors. At IGM Masonry Brick Repairs, we specialize in identifying and repairing potential issues in masonry work to ensure the longevity and safety of your property. Here, we provide insights on how to recognize the signs that your building might need professional masonry repair.

1. Cracks in Brick or Stone

Visible cracks in the bricks or stones of your building can be an early warning sign of structural issues. These might appear small initially but can grow and become more serious if not addressed promptly.

Professional Solution: Our team at IGM Masonry offers expert brick repair services that not only fix the cracks but also identify underlying reasons such as foundation settling or moisture infiltration to prevent future problems.

2. Deteriorating Mortar Joints

The mortar between bricks or stones can deteriorate over time due to exposure to weather elements. If the mortar turns powdery or starts to crumble, it’s a sign that tuckpointing might be needed.

Professional Solution: Tuckpointing is a precise process that involves removing old mortar and replacing it with new mortar to restore the masonry’s stability and appearance. Learn more about our specialized tuckpointing services.

3. Efflorescence

White, powdery deposits on the surface of masonry are known as efflorescence. This occurs when water evaporates from the bricks, leaving salt deposits behind. It can indicate moisture issues that need addressing.

Professional Solution: Addressing efflorescence involves eliminating moisture sources and may require waterproofing treatments. Our team can assess and provide effective solutions. Visit our waterproofing services page for more details.

4. Spalling Bricks

Spalling occurs when the face of a brick flakes off or crumbles, often a result of water penetration and freeze-thaw cycles. This not only affects the building’s look but also reduces the structural integrity of the masonry.

Professional Solution: Our professionals can replace spalled bricks and treat the area to prevent further moisture ingress, ensuring the durability and strength of the masonry.

5. Leaning or Bulging Walls

A wall that appears to be bulging outward or leaning might be experiencing serious structural failure. This can pose a significant safety risk and should be addressed immediately.

Professional Solution: Structural issues require immediate attention from qualified experts. IGM Masonry has the skills and equipment to secure and repair bulging or leaning walls, providing a safe and lasting solution.

Why Choose IGM Masonry Brick Repairs?

With years of experience and a deep commitment to preserving the structural and aesthetic integrity of buildings in Toronto, IGM Masonry Brick Repairs is your trusted partner in masonry restoration and repair. Our skilled craftsmen approach every project with meticulous care, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety.