Causes and Solutions for Cracked Brick
Whether it be your sidewalk or your home, cracked brick is a problem that may point to signs of foundation sinking, settling, or shifting. Just like foundation cracks or wall cracks, cracked brick is a sign of foundation failure, especially in brick homes. Water may soak through the soil beneath your foundation, which may create movement in the soil. This may leave behind voids–or holes–that can cause foundations to shift or settle. If the voids are large enough, the foundation will not have enough support and begin to cause cracking in the foundation, floors, and walls. In the case of brick homes, it will cause bricks to crack.
There are a variety of different types of cracking that may affect your brick home or sidewalk. Brick and masonry may chip or flake, causing the brick to break apart one chip at a time. It may also crack in a stair-like fashion. The mortar will crack and break apart, causing the brick to separate, which may allow even more water into and around the foundation. Luckily, the type of cracking can help the professionals at Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry identify what is specifically wrong with your foundation. Which, in turn, will help them decide which options of repair will best help your situation.
Cracked Brick Repair by Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry
It may also help them to know about any other foundation failure problems that you may have encountered. If you are not sure what to look for, we can help you. Some of the more common foundation failure problems or symptoms include:
- Almost all cracking
- Leaning and bowing walls
- Leaning chimney
- Sloping or uneven floors
- Sticking doors
- Sticking windows
- Basement mold and mildew
- Water in yard
If you notice these signs of foundation failure, make sure to contact us here at Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry. We highly suggest calling as soon as possible, because if you wait or ignore these problems, they will only get worse. This can lead to more expensive, time-consuming, and complex repairs, which no one wants.
Contact us today to learn more about our foundation repair options, our service area, or more about our other services. Some of these services include waterproofing, crawl space repair, masonry, brick re-pointing, and concrete restoration. You can rest easy knowing you will get fantastic results as well as wonderful customer service. We want to hear from you, so call today!