Foundation and Masonry Repair Blog

Spalling Bricks

Atlanta Brick RepairsSpalling is the crumbling or flaking of bricks from a home or building. Spalling is typically caused by water damage during cold months, and it can cause extreme damage to a structure. It may be hard to believe, but water plays a very large role in many masonry issues. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs we have the reputation of experience and quality to support our business for more than 80 years. Left unrepaired, spalling bricks not only deteriorate the value of a home or building, but it can also threaten the structural integrity of a structure. You can trust John Anglin and his qualified team of masonry repair specialists to fix your spalling issues.

During cold weather, water that comes into contact with brick is not absorbed in the air. Because this water does not evaporate into the air, it can freeze against bricks. Water that freezes against brick will damage the brick due to the way water molecules expand when they freeze. As the water molecules expand, parts of the brick will begin to chip away and fall off. Repetitive cycles of this freezing cycle will compromise the structure of the bricks and can cause considerable damage. Once the outside surface of bricks chips and falls away, the entire masonry can deteriorate very rapidly. At Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs, we offer expert brick repair and masonry repair services. We can patch, repoint, repair, and replace damaged bricks in order to repair the outer walls of a structure. It may seem like common sense, but repairing bricks ultimately repairs the entire home or building. Bricks surround a foundation; once the foundation is compromised, serious (and expensive) damage can occur.

Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs has been serving the residents of Atlanta and the surrounding areas since 1930. We continue to stand behind our repair work with a lifetime warranty. For more information about our services or to schedule an inspection, contact our Masonry Repair Contractors today. We look forward to working with you.

Posted on behalf of John Anglin, Anglin’s Foundation & Masonry Repairs

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