Whether you have had your building facade repaired or not, it is essential that any defective brickwork is repaired. This will prevent moisture penetration which is a major cause of mold and mildew. It is just as important to prevent insect, rodents, and reptiles from getting access to the interior seeking a warm and damp place to reside.
Repairing your historic bricks is majorly important not just for your well-being but also for your long-term investment in your property. Another common problem for your brickwork is moisture saturation. This is caused by severe weather, defective guttering or sprinkler systems that have been placed incorrectly. A combination of these things can further aggravate if not be the original cause of these problems.
Antique bricks are considered by many to be the strongest construction materials ever made by man. They have been used since the 1800’s because of their durability and long shelf life they can significantly help in increasing the value of a particular building.
There are certain conditions that can develop with reclaimed bricks due to environmental factors. Common problems like white scum on the bricks’ surfaces, lime and acid staining, frost attacks and breaking down due to the age of the bricks. Unless you want to completely replace the walls you are best off considering brick restoration. There are many professionals that can do this for you. They will examine the damaged areas of your walls and then determine which materials they will need to carry out the brick restoration process.
There are a few things that need to be considered before you actually hire a brick restoration specialist. Make sure the company you are hiring are fully certified and qualified to do the job. Ensure that everything they do is legal and certified by the local council or government. Another point to consider is the cost. Search online and compare the costs of different companies. Check the levels of service they are offering as they will vary in price and service. You need to make sure you get the level of service you need for the right price.
Look for a company that has a lot of experience with historic bricks and masonry work as well as having the right skills, this will make the work easier and faster. Brick restoration is not something you should overlook and you will definitely need an expert to help you restore the beauty of your home.