Masonry is a broad term for a variety of types of building blocks held together by mortar in order to form some sort of wall.
Masonry is a widely used building method, and over time masonry requires cleaning and restoration. Masonry cleaning is typically fairly easy to perform, unless the masonry contains white stains, which are called efflorescence. Efflorescence typically requires sand blasting or acid cleaning in order to effectively restore masonry to the original condition.
Masonry restoration often includes tuck pointing or caulking in order to renew the waterproof capabilities of the masonry wall. Property owners typically prefer masonry restoration versus masonry replacement.
After any masonry cleaning or masonry restoration procedure, we recommend sealing the masonry units in order to help prevent biological staining and water penetration.
In most cases masonry maintenance procedures should be put in place in order to protect the masonry restoration investment. This is especially true in the instance of waterproofing brick. Waterproofing brick, especially the mortar, reduces the likelihood of stains developing in the future.
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