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Chimney Repair • Chimney Inspection • Chimney And Brick Maintenance • Chimney Sealing • Chimney Cap Repair and Install • Chimney Crown Coat • Chimney Sweeps • Masonry Waterproofing • Chimney Saver Applications • Brick Porches • Tuckpointing

Industrial Services

Brickworks offers multiple different solutions for your Industrial buildings needs. We are proficient in all aspects whether it be minor cosmetic repairs, full wall rebuilds, waterproofing or structural repairs. We work hand in hand with structural engineers and architects when need be to make sure that your building is up to shape and in proper code. Brickworks has the ability to work on small and large scale buildings with access to different style lifts and scaffolding when need be.

We provide the following Industrial services:

  • Resorations & Preservations – Often including tuckpointing or repointing and miscellaneous brick or block repair. Whether it be from deteriorating weather conditions or damage from heavy machinery such as a hi-lo or car we have the ability to restore your building to its original condition.
  • Lintil/Steel Replacement – Often times steel fails due to rust which can cause oxidation jacking damaging the surrounding wall. We will replace the old failed steel with new along with the proper flashing and weep setup.
  • Thru Wall Flashing (Weeps) – If you are experiencing water leakage in or around windows or in random spots throughout your walls then you may need an instillation of through wall rubber flashing with a weeping system.
  • Exterior Waterproofing – If you are experiencing any water penetration inside your building below grade then you may be in need of an exterior waterproofing. An excavation around the perimeter and the installation of different materials possibly including tar/plastic/dimple board/drain tile may be required for your solution.
  • Exterior Sealants – We offer a variety of different exterior sealants to help waterproof and preserve your building from future damages.
  • Structural Repairs – Typically failed steel or block wall repairs. We have the ability if need be to work with structural engineers to offer you the best solution for your application. Our teams are trained to safely remove and repair the damaged steel or walls with precautionary measures to not disturb the surrounding walls.
  • Foundation – If you are experiencing any sinking/settling foundational issues we not only have the capability to fix your failed foundation we also have the ability to repair any masonry/structural issues associated with it.Magnum Foundation Video
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  • Parapet Wall – Failed Parapet walls are often the source of unwanted water infiltration. Upon pinpointing the source of the water infiltration we can offer a variety of different solution. Remedies typically include wall rebuilds, caulking and sealants to name a few.
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Industrial masonry restoration and repair, emergency repair from truck or hi-lo damage, we have you covered.    From parapet wall rebuilds, concrete restoration, lentil replacements. Cutting in doorways and windows , widening opened, Flashing replacement.

Brickworks is set up and geared to get in and get the job done. We understand when you in business to make money that time and disturbance to your customers or production means loss of revenue. We come in get the proper quote set up, pre-engineering, all material before start of project.

Our goal is to get in and out as fast a possible with the least disturbance to our clients. We offer, alternative scheduling as needed.

Structural, cosmetic, renovations on store façades, truck wells repair, structural foundations

Structural Steel Repair Lintel

Steel Growth or Severe Corrosion is the process that causes the masonry units inside structures to move and shift, a phenomenon called Racking. Corrosion causes the steel to pare, leading to the formation of multiple layers, weighing way more than the original volume. This extra pressure created by these layers causes the masonry units to shift, ultimately leading to irreparable damage through cracking and moving. Racking can wholly damage the wall tie system as well, mainly if the ties constitute brick headers. Our years of experience in the field has provided us with ample knowledge in this regard. In this article, we, therefore, aim to inform our readers about what they can do to keep the problem of corrosion away.

Why Brickworks?

In light of the facts stated above, it is easier to understand why steel corrosion is the primary reason behind most masonry repair jobs. Our experience in repairing steel structures affected by corrosion and Racking has made us experts in this field. The decision to replace steel is dependent on several factors, the most important being the severity of the corrosion. However, it is crucial to shift the surrounding masonry units before removing them and replacing steel. This procedure makes it easier to extract the affected steel and replace it with undamaged steel. In old buildings, it is crucial to install flashings to maintain the integrity of the building structure. These veneers do the vital job of protecting the steel from corrosion by directing any water that enters the structure back outside. Checking for steel growth is part of preventive maintenance, which shouldn’t be ignored or compromised at any cost as it can save property owners big fat cheques.

Parapet Replacement

Cracks in windows and doors usually depict problem areas. If you see cracks, water is undoubtedly entering your home through these cracks. This water causes steel to rust and expands in size, thereby causing the masonry units to shift. Thus, to avoid corrosion, it is vital to get water seepage-related issues fixed. You must find the source and get the problem fixed and install new flashing with caulking to prevent any damage.

Concrete Restoration

Concrete is very quickly affected by environmental changes. For instance, extremely low temperatures cause concrete to freeze, shift, and crack. Thus, it becomes essential to indulge in proper preventive maintenance to restrict any damages. Further, property owners are also advised to use concrete protective coatings to protect concrete from getting damaged.

Thru-Wall Flashing Explained

Old structures featured solid brick walls, which stopped the water from reaching the interiors of a building. However, in recent years, architects have begun to use gypsum sheathing and light-weight steel studs. The exterior walls usually feature brick masonry. Popularly known as Cavity Wall Construction, this kind of architecture has become increasingly popular in the last twenty years. In these types of structures, flashing is crucial as it creates a proper path for the water to get out of the wall cavity. Improper flashings and improperly aligned shelf angles can lead to water infiltration, and thus, special care must be taken while designing these structures.

Water Infiltration

Cracks in windows and doors usually depict problem areas. If you see cracks, water is undoubtedly entering your home through these cracks. This water causes steel to rust and expands in size, thereby causing the masonry units to shift. Thus, to avoid corrosion, it is vital to get water seepage-related issues fixed. You must find the source and get the problem fixed and install new flashing with caulking to prevent any damage.