Much of our work addresses deteriorated embedded steel, which can hide behind the cosmetic and structural issues within the masonry. This is caused by the steel deteriorating and expanding, which caused damage to the surrounding masonry.
Some contractors ignore this issue and instead simply tuckpoint the cracked joints. While this is a temporary solution, it doesn’t solve the root cause of the problem. Further deterioration of the steel will cause the joints to crack again, as well as the surrounding masonry. To permanently solve the problem, the masonry must be removed, and then the steel will need to be reconditioned or replaced. New flashing and weeps would be installed to modern specifications. Basic Brothers union workers, committed to top quality and lasting solutions, do exactly that.