Brick & Masonry Problems


Brick Masonry Problems Kansas CityThere are some common problems that you might find with the brick and masonry in your home or business. It is smart to watch for the following signs as they may be a sign of a larger foundation problem:

  • Vertical Corner Cracks: These cracks occur when there is drying or shrinkage in the soil around your home or business.
  • Bulging of Brick or Masonry Walls: This can be caused by corrosion of the shelf angle. They can also be caused by excessive rainwater coming down the sides of the home, and over saturation of the ground around the wall.
  • Step Cracks: In most cases, this occurs due to settlement or deflections. If the support for walls settles or is deflected, the brick and masonry will follow suit.
  • Compaction: When settling or sinking of your foundation occurs it will cause bricks to compact down on each other.

Brick & Masonry Repair

Brick masonry repair Kansas, MissouriIf you have a brick foundation settlement issue, and you notice that bricks or masonry on your home is crumbling, cracking, or breaking, it is time to call a professional foundation specialist to take a look at your foundation. We use steel push piers such as the Model 350 ECP steel piering system. This two stage system drives a steel piling deep into the load bearing stratum. It then uses a unique manifold system to help recover lost elevation of your home or business. Even the most heavier structures can rely on the Model 350 steel pier system. It is designed specifically to provide the best support for your foundation, therefore helping you protect your investment in your home or business. These piers have the following benefits:

  • Made of galvanized steel
  • Individual and verifiable capacities
  • Industry standard for support piers
  • Easy to install with portable, hydraulic equipment
  • Designed by the best engineers in the industry

So don’t wait when you see your bricks or your masonry crumbling, breaking, or cracking. It could be serious, and should be taken care of right away. Learn more about the Model 350 pier and our other underpinning products to support, lift, and stabilize your foundation.

We also offer helical anchors, and helical tiebacks. Both are ECP Products that you can count on. We have years of experience installing foundation piering systems, so you can count on the team at Pro Foundation Technology, Inc.! We serve Missouri and NE Kansas including the cities of Kansas City, Jefferson City, and Columbia.

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