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Avoid Expensive Masonry Repairs

Maintenance on a property, especially one that has brick and/or stone exterior, is essential to keep repair costs down. Regularly maintaining the property can prevent big ticket repairs down the line. There are many examples of maintenance versus repair when discussing masonry materials and sealants. It is recommended and almost required to perform either an annual or semi-annual walkthrough to gauge the conditions of your property. If the building is in a climate that experiences freezing temperatures in the winter and hot/humid conditions in the summer months more regular check-ups are necessary. This is because many of the sealants are made of materials that expand and contract with the weather, leaving them vulnerable to cracking and overall deterioration.

Anytime you see a crack whether it be on mortar joints or on a caulk sealant water infiltration is present. Water infiltration can be a huge problem for masonry materials and lead to costly masonry repairs. Tuckpointing in areas where mortar has begun to crack and wash away can prevent the need to tuckpoint an entire property.

Making sure that masonry sealants around lintels are intact can keep those items from needing to be replaced which may cause an eye sore and an expensive repair. It is amazing what a case of NP1 stone caulk can do to reduce the need for expensive major masonry repairs. Reducing or eliminating cracks in the mortar joints and replacing worn out seals around windows and sills can save some big money down the road.

Having a maintenance plan in place and performing regular inspections of masonry exteriors can substantially reduce the cost of masonry repairs. The last thing a property owner wants is a letter in the mail from the city stating that they are in violation of Code X, Y or Z. Those are the most expensive repairs and can really hurt a property owner. Plan ahead and perform regular maintenance and these violations and expensive masonry repairs will not be required.

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Mary Lee Heinrich
Mary Lee Heinrich
2024-06-04
FocalPoint Masonry provided chimney repair and tuck pointing. Expert and hard-working crew: fast, courteous, professional & knowledgeable. Good explanation of scope of work & beautiful results. Thorough job site cleanup.
Don D
Don D
2024-05-30
Dan and his crew tore down and rebuilt our chimney and also tuckpointed certain areas of our home. Dan came out to our Home with an estimate that was reasonable. Also kept in touch with us on what to expect and also he went and purchased the permit. We had great experience working with focalpoint masonry..... Thank you again.. Kathy and Don
Leo Dietlin
Leo Dietlin
2024-05-30
Dan and his crew did great work, were efficient and courteous. Dan communicated well and was priced competitively. Who could ask for more?
Gila and Randy Robinson
Gila and Randy Robinson
2024-05-15
We have had a mystery leak from a kitchen window for years. Dan sent out Mike to take a look very promptly. Mike was great. Arrived on time, thought outside the box and found the problem!! We are so appreciative! Highly recommend.
Joan Nekoliczak
Joan Nekoliczak
2024-05-09
Dan was very easy to communicate with. Mike did a great job in a timely manner. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend using this company
Belen Diaz
Belen Diaz
2024-05-06
My building looks 100 times better. Thank you!
Polly Muehleman
Polly Muehleman
2024-04-17
We are very happy with the work FocalPoint Masonry did on our chimney. We were treated kindly and professionally throughout the process. We highly recommend this business for your masonry needs.
Surgeon Burning
Surgeon Burning
2023-08-30
Dan and his team did a great job tuckpointing my home. Thanks guys we will be calling you for future projects
Miki Radivojevic
Miki Radivojevic
2023-04-22
I have used Dan and his guys on a couple jobs at a mixed use building I own. Dan is easy to communicate with and clearly lays out costs upfront (which isn't always the case with construction people). I will definitely use him again!
John Allegretti
John Allegretti
2023-04-20
Dan and his team have done multiple jobs at my Park Ridge, IL home. Jobs have included stone arch work, brick tuck pointing, and waterproofing. All water seepage has ceased. Brick and stone work has turned out beautifully. The team was always punctual and courteous. Sergio always had time for any questions we had. All this at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend FocalPoint Masonry to any of my friends or neighbors.