we fix brick and masonry problems in denver, coloradoFoundation problems can affect all areas of your home. This includes any brick or masonry that you may have in your home. If you notice cracks or compaction in your bricks or masonry, it may be a sign that there is a larger issue with your foundation. These Issues are usually quite serious, and should not be taken lightly. It is important to have foundation problems repaired as soon as they are discovered, to prevent further structural damage. The longer you wait, the more extensive and costly the necessary repairs will become. Rapid Foundation Repair is here to help you with all of your brick and masonry problems.

It is a good idea to regularly inspect the brick and masonry in your home to check for the signs of foundation failure. If you notice any of the following problems, contact Rapid right away:

  • Vertical cracks: If there are vertical cracks in your bricks, especially around the corners, it may be a sign of uneven foundation settlement or shifting. This can happen when the soil becomes dry and shrinks, leading to void formation and foundation settlement.
  • Horizontal cracks: Horizontal cracks in your bricks or in the mortar between bricks is a sign that the foundation underneath is heaving or settling. This occurs with changes in the soil during freeze/thaw periods, and when the soil sinks rapidly.
  • Step cracks: Step cracks are the result of settlement or deflections. If the support for your walls becomes deflected, the brick and masonry will crack as a result.
  • Bulging brick or masonry walls: When the shelf angle begins to corrode due to prolonged exposure to water, the walls will start to bulge. Bulging walls can also result from excess rain water running down the walls or excess groundwater near the bottom of the wall and the foundation.
  • Compaction: If your foundation begins to settle or sink, it may cause the bricks to compact down on each other. Foundation settlement can be the result of many different things, including changes in the moisture content of the soil, poor compaction, and soil shrinkage.

If you see any of these problems in your brick or masonry, contact the foundation repair experts at Rapid today. We have the necessary solutions to take care of your brick and masonry problems.

Many times, the brick and masonry problems in your home are the result of a settling or sinking foundation. If this is the case in your home, your best repair option is to install foundation piers such as steel push piers or helical piers. Steel push piers are driven into the ground beneath your foundation until they reach load bearing soils. Then, the weight of the foundation is transferred onto the piers, and they are used to support the weight of the structure while lifting the foundation to its proper position. Helical piers work the same way, except they are screwed into the ground instead of being merely driven in.

If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and are in need of repair work for your brick or masonry problems, contact Rapid Foundation Repair today.



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