Roseville Area Masonry Contractor Provides Top Signs of Masonry Disrepair

Wohlwend Concrete offers important advice on masonry repair and how to know when it's time to call in the professional.
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ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Aug. 27, 2020 - PRLog -- Wohlwend Concrete, the area's masonry contractor, is seeking to educate the public about common signs of masonry disrepair, common masonry repairs as well as how to avoid them. Issues like settling can lead to disastrous consequences for homeowners and business owners alike. Anything from water infiltration, to extreme loss of heat, to foundation problems can make a house or commercial building unsafe. That is why it is so important to know the signs of masonry wear and tear.

Here in Minnesota, exposure to the elements can significantly damage brick and stone structures over time. Most masonry-related issues are caused by a concept known as "settlement." This is when the soil surrounding a home experiences shrinking. Here are some common masonry damages they suggest to look out for:

Bulging Brick

This is when the bricks in the outer wall either jut out or cave in around a certain area. This is caused by moisture that has seeped in behind it. That moisture either warps the concrete and the bricks and forces them to push out or sink in. A masonry contractor like ours can remove the affected bricks, assess and fix the damage behind them and then replace the masonry to rebuild that section of the outer wall.

Vertical Cracks

While this can be normal function of natural expansion, the problem with vertical cracks is that they'll let water seep in during heavy rains, leading to bulging brick or, if left unfixed, damage to the inner wall. This is a fairly simple fix for an experienced masonry contractor like Wohlwend Concrete.

Mortar Deterioration

When the mortar between bricks starts to buckle or disintegrate. With no healthy buffer between bricks, they start to loosen up and rub against each other causing damage and warping. A masonry contractor can simply replace or reinforce the mortar, known as tuckpointing.

And, these are just some of the common signs that a call to an experienced masonry contractor is in order. Hiring a professional masonry contractor like the ones at Wohlwend Concrete can help ensure concrete, brick and stone work look great and last for years to come.

Wohlwend Concrete has more than 30 years of experience masonry construction, installing concrete stairs, steps, walkways and more. They provide services to both commercial and residential clients all around Roseville and the Twin Cities metro. The team is committed to creating quality masonry and concrete at a competitive price. For more information on this highly experienced masonry contractor, visit their blog at wohlwendconcrete.com (https://www.wohlwendconcrete.com/top-signs-you-need-mason...).
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