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Showcase

We believe that if you can imagine it, together we can create it.

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See also our Showcase section.

 

 

For further industry information:

The Brick Industry Association. Everything you ever wanted to know about brick (and more).
The Masonry Society is an international gathering of people interested in the art and science of masonry.

 

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Brick Chimney Inspection & Repair

Chimney crowns are exposed to the elements and therefore periodically require maintenance. Cracks present in a chimney crown can make masonry susceptible to water damage. Repairing cracks soon prevents needing more serious repairs later.

Imagine Brick can inspect your firebox and chimney crown, and install chimney caps to protect against weather and animal incursion.

If you require a more extensive chimney inspection we recommend Chris Brown at Affordable Chimney Services - (704)526-6348

See also our section on Chimney Repairs.

Settlement Cracks

Settlement cracking is present in many homes even if the homeowner is unaware of it. Often these cracks occur in the first ten years of construction but can occur when extreme moisture or drought conditions present themselves. In most cases, cracks occur adjacent to the openings in the masonry veneer of a home like a window, door, or vent. Several types of cracks are: step cracking which typically occurs on the mortar joint; vertical cracks that run vertically and contain cracked brick; or horizontal in the mortar joint.

In some cases repointing, including brick removal and replacement, may be sufficient for remediation. In cases of more severe structural degradation, an engineered repair may be required.

See also our section on Settlement Crack Repairs.

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Engineered Repairs

An engineered repair is when a structural engineer evaluates, analyzes, and stipulates the requirements for remediation.

Heli-Ties can be used in conjunction with repoint in order to satisfy the requirements for remediation according to a structural engineer's letter or report. 

Using the 40" Simpson Heli-Tie system in combination with a dual-bond epoxy a brick wall can be stablized.

Please contact us for specific solutions and we can assist you.

See also our section on Settlement Crack Repairs.