We offer a multitude of masonry repair and other brick and stonework services at Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry to customers in Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding area. Whatever you need, we can help.
Masonry work can be one of the most important things when it comes to the value of a home. It adds beauty, appeal, and oftentimes masonry restoration and upkeep can make the home last longer.
Masonry Repair Services
While bricks can last for generations, they’ll only do so if they are properly maintained.
When they are not, problems will begin to show.
If your mortar hasn’t been properly maintained through tuckpointing or repointing, water can begin to infiltrate the brickwork.
This can lead to significant damage, especially if it goes through the freeze-thaw cycle in the winter. Brick spalling may occur, where the exposed portion of the brick begins to flake and crumble. In extreme cases, chunks of the brick may even simply fall out.
Not only does this damage the aesthetics, but it also could impact the structural integrity of the brick wall or chimney.
If you notice your bricks are beginning to flake or crumble, call us today. The longer the problem is allowed to fester, the more extensive the necessary repairs will be.
One of the best ways to make sure your brick home, wall, or chimney both remains structurally sound and adds to the home’s curb appeal is to make sure it is properly maintained, especially with tuckpointing or repointing (the terms are often used interchangeably).
This is because bricks last much longer than the mortar holding them together.
As the mortar begins to break down, it can not only cause the mortar to break away but can also allow water to infiltrate the brick wall, which can lead to spalling or other damage to the bricks themselves.
Tuckpointing involves removing the outer portion of the mortar. New mortar is then installed between the bricks to keep it maintained.
Bricklaying is a master craft and should be performed by experts in masonry. It can add to the beauty and value of any home or building.
We have many different brick options and can make your home beautiful.
Cinder blocks are made of fly ash or bottom ash and have many applications. They are commonly used for load-bearing walls in conjunction with other materials.
We can handle repairs to your cinder block walls or piers.
Block foundations can be a lot stronger than your traditional poured foundations. The size of aggregate is smaller in block foundations than in poured foundations. Sometimes these block foundation walls are reinforced with rebar.
One of the most common uses for brick, even in homes that are not brick themselves, are chimneys.
In addition to the other masonry issues described above, sometimes chimneys lean over time. This is a danger to you and the homes around you.
Don’t wait if this is happening to your home — call us right away. A leaning chimney can also be a sign of foundation failure. The value of your home is too important to let these things go. At Reliable Waterproofing and Masonry, we can handle both portions of the repair. We can fix the brickwork, but we also specialize in foundation repair so we can check to see if your foundation is in need of repair.
Retaining walls are used to add support for many things such as landscaping or farming, but did you know that basement walls are also considered retaining walls? We have options for you to choose from for your retaining wall projects and we can help you decide which of these options are best suited to your needs.
All Brickwork Applications
We have many other brickwork applications ranging from decorative to commercial. For more information on these applications, call us today for some sample ideas. We would love to share our expertise with you! We also offer foundation repair and waterproofing.
Whatever you need, whether it’s bricklaying, cinder blocks, block foundations, chimneys, retaining walls, or other brickwork applications, you can bet we have it for your masonry repair! We’re dedicated to giving you a professional, quality job that will make you feel secure and your home looking good. Your home is important to you. That’s why it’s important to us. If you need masonry repair in Richmond, Virginia, call Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry today!