The Importance of Hiring a Brick Repair Service Professional
Masonry, also referred to as brickwork, creates a bold statement for your home, but when there are cracks or busted bricks that need to be repaired, the statement may not be in the direction that you would prefer. If you find that you need brickwork and/or repairs completed, the first thing you’ll need to consider is whether you plan to tackle the project yourself or hire a professional to come in and take care of the project for you. There are several things to consider here such as your experience, potential damage, your safety, the size of the project, etc.
As a general rule, brickwork should be cleaned prior to tackling any repairs. This will remove any of the dirt that has built up over time. While it may sound easy, it isn’t as simple as you may think. Old mortar may begin to crumble and some of the built-up grime may be hard to remove. There are a number of cleaning techniques that can be used, but those without the experience in the industry probably won’t be familiar with proper techniques whereas a professional in brickwork would be.
Sometimes even repairing a single break or two can be too difficult for the unqualified person as there are things to consider such as damaging surrounding bricks, whether or not you are working with a load bearing wall, etc. These are things that professionals have been trained to work around and to be knowledgeable about.
Typically, it is hard to duplicate the craftsmanship that a qualified and experienced person with brickwork creates. In addition, brickwork can be somewhat expensive and more often than not, a DIY project can turn into a huge mess – a mess that generally cannot be cleaned up alone and the help of a professional must be approached. Even if you were able to make your way through the mess, the result is likely going to be less than ideal and less satisfying than if you would have just hired a contractor to begin with.
Sure, hiring a brickwork professional is also expensive, but when you consider that you have no idea what you are doing yet the expert does, you’ll realize that you’ll save money in the long run especially since masonry work by a professional can basically last a lifetime – or several.
In addition, you are putting yourself out of harm’s way by hiring a service professional to come in and complete the brickwork and repairs that are needed as many situations can be very dangerous such as when working with brick columns, archways, shifting walls, etc.
So, when you really sit down and think about, those extra few bucks are worth it.