What a Masonry Restoration can do for your property.
Most of the multi-family buildings we work on are operated by property management firms. It is common for a these buildings to be older, brick skinned structures. We are often called out to a masonry building after the building has begun to leak and the damage is now showing on the inside. This can mean that there is damage far more substantial that what can be seen. As most building owners and managers know, maintenance is usually far less expensive than “fixing” the damage after the fact. If an owner waits until the symptom shows itself, the problem could be far worse than the symptom shows.
One of the things we have recommended for years to building management companies and owners is to have a professional masonry restoration contractor go through your entire building portfolio and write a report on what should to be done to each of the buildings, in a priority fashion, with a generalized time frame estimation on the full list. Oftentimes a preventative inspection will avoid very costly and expensive internal repairs by allowing for a potential exterior problem to be dealt with before it becomes a structural issue. A restoration mason will assess the general condition of the mortar and brick, and unusual wear patterns in order to help determine the cause, instead of just looking to fix the symptom. This is a key difference between a company looking for work versus a company looking for a client.