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What Could Cause Cracks in My Exterior Brick Walls? Southwest Marietta, GA
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As a homeowner, you need to be aware of any potential issues with your brick walls. One common problem that can arise is cracks in the outer brick walls. Various factors can cause these cracks, and it’s essential to understand what they are and how to address them. Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs are the Atlanta area specialists at masonry repair, and we can assess the cracks in your exterior brick walls and propose the best solution.

Below we review some common reasons cracks can form in the exterior brick walls of your home and some ways to address them. Contact us today to learn more and receive a free quote on repairs.

Why Do Brick Walls Crack?

The first thing to understand is what causes cracks in brick walls. One common cause is settling. Over time, the ground beneath your home can shift, causing your foundation to settle. This can put pressure on your brick walls, causing them to crack. Another common cause is moisture. If your walls are exposed to water for prolonged periods, and this moisture penetrates behind the brick and mortar, this can cause the mortar to weaken and the bricks to crack. The mortar can also flake away, leaving more significant gaps between bricks for water to enter.

Once you’ve identified the cause of the cracks, it’s important to address them as soon as possible. Ignoring the problem can lead to more severe issues, such as water damage or structural instability.

Common Methods for Repairing Cracks in Brick Walls

One option for addressing cracks in your brick walls is to fill them with mortar. This involves removing any loose or damaged mortar from the crack and filling it in with new mortar. This can be a relatively simple and inexpensive solution, but it’s vital to ensure that the new mortar matches the color and texture of the existing mortar.

Another option is to replace the damaged bricks altogether. This can be a more costly solution, but it’s often necessary for extensive damage. It’s also essential to ensure that the replacement bricks match the color and texture of the existing bricks.

In some cases, cracks in brick walls may indicate a more severe issue, such as foundation problems. If you suspect that this may be the case, it’s important to consult with Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs as soon as possible. A timely examination and professional repairs could prevent more severe damage to your home.

Experienced Brick and Masonry Repairs Around Atlanta, GA

Cracks in outer brick walls can be a common problem for homeowners, but they can also be addressed with the right approach. Understanding what causes these cracks and how to manage them ensures that your home remains safe and stable for years. Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry Repairs has extensive knowledge and experience in repairing cracked brick and masonry to preserve your home’s structural integrity and beautiful appearance. Contact us today for a free quote on repairs.

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

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Tammy S.

From start to finish, everyone at Anglin's was amazing! Gus was responsive, always answered his phone, knowledgeable, professional, honest and fair. He went above and beyond to make a stressful situation less stressful. Scheduling was a breeze and the crew that arrived on the job (on time, I might add) were courteous, respectful and efficient. They allowed me to watch and take pictures, and explained the process step-by-step, as well as what results were to be expected. Iggy was so knowledgeable, professional and amazing. He was able to pin point a problem that 2 other competing companies couldn't explain or relay in layman's terms what needed to be done and why. He was an absolute superstar in easing the mind of the buyers purchasing the house. His 27 years experience was so valuable. Shelly was quick to send paid invoices and warranty information. Everyone did an amazing job and I would recommend them highly.

Penelope Greensmith

I cannot say enough good things about GUS at Anglin’s Foundation and Masonry! GUS, was fast and gave a free estimate on raising, reattaching and fixing my brick stairs. I will be sure to post before and after photos! Thank you GUS for your no nonsense, straight forward approach! Thank you for listening to me! The Greensmith’s

Regina Renee Kalasz

Today was a install of a 2nd beam for our house... first one was easy, 2nd one gave them a run for their money. But they stuck it out and got it done! Awesome work! I'd throw a + behind my 5 stars if I could. Sorry I held your crew up, but they were determined to get it done with no issues. So shout out to your team Chris, Leo and Dan!

Scott Lapin

The team that lifted our chimney was prompt, courteous and efficient. Other then the repair, you simply could not tell they were even there despite the fact they had to remove part of our deck to do the work. I would HIGHLY recommend them.

Melissa Reed

Diagnosis and estimate from a picture, arrived as scheduled, done in just a couple hours and results were absolutely amazing. Price, workmanship, clean up - everything was absolutely 5 star!! Highly recommend these folks!!! I must add, 2 other well known and much advertised companies came out and estimated 6x the work and price, claiming we had more issues than what was actually going on. These guys call it like it is - honesty and integrity are hard to find in construction.

Dana Brennan

This crew is top notch. Worked with the office and mainly with Gus on site who was great. Showed up early, super knowledgeable, tons of experience. We really felt served in the way he recommended only what needed to be done and at a great price. Had another company wanting to add in other extras and unnecessary work. HIGHLY recommend Anglin!!

Aaron Gray

Quick to call back and totally honest. I wasn't sure if I had a foundation issue or a flooring issue but after a few questions, Nathan helped to figure out that it thankfully wasn't a foundation issue. Insteand of trying to sell me a job, Nathan helped me to make a good decision. I hope I never have foundation issues but if I do, this is the company I'm hiring.

Jake Herman

Another masonry contractor referred us to Anglin because we had a concern about the structural integrity of our chimneys. We were told that they were the best people to talk to. I called them and they actually came by to assess my house within two hours. Although I was fully prepared to spend a lot of money to stabilize my chimneys, he did a full assessment and very honestly told me that my chimneys were fine and just needed some caulking where the mortar met the brick. I greatly respect his expertise and honesty and would recommend him without reservation.

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