Over time, your brick building is going to deteriorate. How fast this happens depends on the care you give it over the years, but it’s still going to happen. Bricks and mortar joints need to be taken care of, restored, and renovated as the years pass with tuckpointing or re-pointing. While some houses might look great at a glance, upon further inspection you’ll notice the true condition of the home. In addition to keeping your brick building looking as good as possible, regular upkeep will ensure that it stays safe. However, as with many restoration or renovation jobs, any improvements could mean making a significant investment. This doesn’t have to break the bank, but you should be prepared to spend some money. Just keep in mind that doing so will help your bottom line and the benefits of investing in your brick building are well worth it. Along with the visible signs of deterioration, there are a few other instances where you might want to reassess your brick building.
If you plan on selling or renting the brick building or brick home, but aren’t getting much interest, you might need to restore or renovate your home or commercial space. When searching for a new home or store-front, people are going to look at the aesthetics of the building. If your brick has seen better days, they will likely continue their search. If your brick or mortar joints have visible signs of deterioration like crumbling mortar, missing bricks, or a general unkept appearance, you’re not going to have much success with finding a tenant. While you can keep trying, you’re going to waste your time. Instead, invest in professional brick restoration.
Another sign that you probably need to restore or renovate your brick is if your business is suffering. If you own a building location that acts as a store front and you aren’t seeing much traffic, it could be because of the outside appearance. As much as we’d like to think that people are more interested in what we’re selling or the service we’re providing, first impressions matter and people tend to judge your business based on how it looks from the outside. In this case, the investment of a restoration or renovation is well worth it.
Finally, if you seem to flinch every time you look at your brick building, your aesthetics could use an update. Older brick can be charming, but there’s a fine line between charming and eerie. While this is a personal preference, most people feel proud when they approach their home or business that’s well-kept and looks beautiful. So, if you shudder whenever you pull up to your brick building or into your driveway, it’s probably time that you look into getting a renovation or at the very least, restoring a few areas of your brick.
While you might think that you can take care of your building’s restoration or renovation needs, masonry shouldn’t be seen as a DIY project. Masonry restoration requires a level of precision that only comes with years of working in the industry. This is even more important if you’re looking to restore an old or historical building. Opting for someone who knows about the process and cares about quality control is more important than trying to save a few dollars. When you use a professional mason, you’ll get more out of your overall investment and will have results that last for years to come. Professional attention to detail is unparalleled by DIY projects and necessary to ensure that your structure is stable, properly maintained, and safe.
To find an experienced masonry, call the professionals at Chicago Tuckpointing Inc. We have years of practice and carry an unparalleled passion for our work and every project we take on. Our team of highly experienced masons are dedicated to restoring or renovating your brick building with precision and integrity. The professionals at Chicago Tuckpointing Inc. have over 20 years of experience and will make sure that you’re satisfied with the job every step of the way. Each member of our team is specialized in masonry work and has experience doing masonry restoration on buildings both old and new.
We know how important it is to opt for a qualified professional with experience to take care of all of your masonry restoration, which is why we take our jobs seriously. We promise to handle your restorationsor renovations with no hidden costs and impeccable service. Give us a call at (708) 942-1951 to receive a free quote today!