Harsh weather is certainly a wake-up call and shows all building owners and managers that responsible maintenance practices are essential to preserve the integrity of masonry structures.
A proven conservation strategy includes a combination of thorough periodic inspections, well-designed repairs, and implementation of practices. A visual inspection of a masonry building every year or two to check for visible signs of deterioration is essential.
Should there be evidence of masonry damage, the first and most important step in the repair process is to identify and correct the cause of the damage.
Remedial actions require priority and urgency. Safety issues, such as loose and crumbling masonry, should be addressed immediately. Repair or replacement of deteriorated elements, treatment of potential problem areas, and routine maintenance should be prioritized based on budgetary and scheduling considerations.
Knowledgeable contractors using quality materials can safeguard an owner’s investment, preserve the appearance of the structure, and potentially add to its value. As a service to our clients, Abbot provides comprehensive inspections of the exterior building facade, foundation, and roof. Call us at (617)-445-0274 for details.