Many people consider that having a brick house or chimney is to be a sure way to avoid doing the exterior home maintenance. Bricks can last for many years still it is not totally maintenance-free.
Exterior house and chimney bricksrequire some basic maintenance.Check this out to know more about masonry repairs.
Cracking –Time to time, walk around your house and see that there are no signs of cracks or the base has a hairline fracture.
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Caulking or sealants – this can be caused by several things, the most common is the age of the house. Another cause is the loss of adhesion because too much sealant is used or both do not have enough surfaces where the rock could bond.
Not really blinking – If the roof flashing isn’t properly installed or has become loose, water will leak down and cause your brick home problems.
Fortunately, there are some proactive steps you can take to keep the walls of the required work. Here are some steps to put in Calendar Home Maintenance.
Check the signs of water leaks or mold growth 2 times a year. If you look at it, address it quickly later.
If your house has a sump pump, make sure that it is draining properly. It should be checked once a year.
Take time at least twice a year to walk the perimeter of your house and look for issues such as leakage, cracking, spalling, coloring, movement of the brick or crushed brick.