Cracking brick is a common occurrence, as a home settles and takes a beating from nature over the course of several years. While repairing the bricks and masonry is the general rule, our attention to the detail of your pre-existing masonry is what makes the work of our Outfitters truly exceptional.
We go the extra mile to make our repair work blend in with the surrounding brick for a seamless, eye-catching appearance. Matching mortar lines, color, and even the brick itself will combine to create the best overall appearance possible for you and your Nashville home.
What is the Freeze/Thaw Cycle?
As the snow melts and the rains of spring begin to fall, the masonry on your home may take on water due to its naturally porous surface. When winter returns, this water freezes, causing those pores to expand taking in more water as the weather inevitably warms up again. As this cycle repeats year after year, the pores continue to grow to the point where major structural damage is possible. To help avoid the significant cost of chimney repairs, proper, regular maintenance is recommended.
Because the chimney stands above the roofline of your home, it is extremely vulnerable to the elements. If left untreated, these damaged pores could lead to additional damage to your chimney and home potentially penetrating your chimney’s interior which can lead to water stained walls, rusted chimney damper, or cracked chimney crowns. Having one of C&M Outfitters Chimney Safety Institute of American certified experts inspect your chimney for the potential damage caused by the freeze/thaw cycle is the best way to avoid the significant cost to your home and inconvenience to your family.
Having a home with a well-maintained chimney, patio, and walkway can significantly increase its market value. When properly cared for, bricks can last a lifetime. Our experts will provide you with an estimate for repair and a plan for restoring the beauty of the masonry on your home or property.
If you live in central Tennessee and have brick in disrepair, contact CMO today. We can take care of all of your masonry needs.