repair Tag

Proper Mortar Joint Cutting

One of the most basic repairs an architect can specify is masonry repointing- removing the old mortar and adding in new mortar is also one of the most common repairs to be completed incorrectly. Over time, the mortar that bonds masonry together can begin to deteriorate, often crumbling, receding, or developing deep cracks. At this point, it is necessary to begin...

What is Underpinning?

What is Underpinning?

Underpinning is a process used to repair, strengthen, or increase the depth of an existing foundation by lowering the footing to allow it to rest on more supportive soil. While oftentimes underpinning is associated with the remediation of deficient or failing foundations, it is also used in cases where the use of a building has changed, floors are being added to...