Smaller scope masonry repairs are generally considered a repair rather than a larger restoration, these can be water remediation or cracks in masonry façade. Often Chimneys or small cracks in a brick structure would be considered a masonry repair and the deterioration of an entire wall of a structure would be considered a restoration project.
Brick restoration includes grinding out the mortar joints between the bricks and replacing the mortar with new mortar and replacing any damaged or spalled bricks to prevent further deterioration due to the outdoor elements called is a major component of masonry repair. Brick damage often ends in water infiltration and can cause major damage to structures if not mitigated.
Brick and stone structures need to be sealed periodically to maintain their water wicking quality. Waterproofing solutions can greatly increase the lifetime of brick and stone structures. In, Seattle, masonry repair services are key in maintaining an owners investment in their building.