Skip to main content

Boston Masonry Repair – Patch or Replace?

December 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Category: Masonry Repair

Over time,  the masonry in Boston can become cracked and deteriorated, leading to loose bricks, voids in brick or brick, and unsightly, crumbling bricks. As bad as it may look, not all instances of masonry deterioration require extensive restoration. In some cases, patching  masonry may be enough to restore the beauty and durability of your structure.

Cracked and broken masonry does not just look bad, but it can affect the integrity of the masonry structure. Depending on the level of deterioration, the crumbling brick or block may allow moisture or leaks into the structure itself. Additionally, once deterioration of this nature begins, it often spreads very rapidly. If ignored, it can lead to the need for removing and replacing whole sections of masonry, which is much more expensive.

Patching will work best for your project when the deteriorated brick or block has just barely begun, and the section or sections of masonry needing restoration are limited. However, if large sections of the masonry are crumbling away, you may need to have the brick or block removed and replaced for true restoration and lasting durability.

You need to contact RBL Masonry, your local masonry contractor. If patching is not done in the early stages of deterioration, the masonry can crumble away completely and large voids may occur, causing leaks and other problems with the structure. If there is wide spread deterioration to the brick, block, or terra cotta, you will need to pursue further restoration. Sections of the masonry may need to be removed and replaced entirely, rather than just patching. This can be much more expensive than patching, but is well worth saving your masonry structures.

Add to RSS Feed Add to Technorati Favorites Stumble It!

©2010 RBL Masonry Inc.
15 Lenox St
Worcester, MA 01602-1410
Phone: 508-335-8441

Privacy Policy |Terms of Use |Sitemap |Service Area

google for masons in Ma

Services the New England Area

Massachusetts - Worcester, MA  |South shore, MA | Springfield, MA | Framingham, MA | Newton, MA |Quincy, MA | Boston, MA | Lynn, MA | Chicopee, MA | Brockton, MA | New Bedford, MA | Barnstable Town, MA

Rhode Island -Newport, RI | Charlestown, RI | Nantucket, RI | Martha's Vineyard, RI