Check For Cracks in Your Mortar

You are probably already aware that it is important to look for cracks in the walls inside your home, as that could be a sign of foundation failure. Did you also know that it is important to check the outside of your home for cracks? You may be used to checking the inside of your home since you spend most of your time there, but if you own a brick or stone home, cracks in the outside mortar can be a sign of something more serious to come. If they are very obvious, your home could be severely weakened and in need of mortar repair. Don’t waste time by ignoring the problem. Call us right away for an inspection.Damaged Brick up close view

What are the Causes of Cracks in Mortar?

Fractures or cracks in the mortar of your home are caused by a variety of things. Usually, cracks are a result of stress on the walls of the home from changes in temperature or too much moisture. Remember, small cracks are pretty normal, caused by the house shrinking and expanding over time. If the cracks in your mortar are 1/8 inch or larger or are starting to run horizontally, you should give a professional like Foundation Strategies & Construction a call.

Brick Mortar Repair

Our professionals can inspect your home to determine the cause of the cracks and how best to fix it. If you speak to experts first, it will save you money down the road when you need to make more costly fixes to a damaged home. At Foundation Strategies & Construction, we have a variety of Grip-Tite products that can help combat your foundation issues, including tuckpointing. We want you to feel comfortable in your home, which is why we will work with you to develop the best plan of action, whether it’s filling the holes with caulk or a complete renovation for the outside. No problem is too big or too small for us. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, call today for a free quote!