Categories for Bricks

What You Should Know About Brick Discoloration

October 23, 2019

Have you started to notice any staining or discoloration on the surfaces of your home’s brick walls? There are a variety of reasons why this might be occurring. The color or type of staining you see will give you an idea of the issue that you need to correct to get your bricks looking new again. Here are a few different types of stains on brick surfaces in Racine, WI and what you should know about them. Brick chimney stains It’s not uncommon for white staining or discoloration to show up on red or other darker color chimney bricks. This... View Article

What Causes Bricks to Crack and Flake?

October 9, 2019

Brick is a popular material for building walls, thanks to its durability and its long-lasting aesthetic appeal. If properly maintained, brick should be able to last as long as the lifespan of the building itself. However, if poor construction practices went into its building, there could be defects that form along the wall, whether it be cracking, flaking, spalling or otherwise. There are several different kinds of cracking that can occur in brick walls. The kind that is most likely to form largely depends on the age of the building and the type of construction (type of frame, cavity vs.... View Article

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