Crack Reading & Repair

Bowed / Bulging Wall Experts

At Craft Pro Masonry we are dedicated to learning cutting-edge techniques for façade stabilization and a dept at working with in-house engineer on complex stabilization projects.

We employ specially-trained craftsmen and use only the highest quality materials to ensure that your building’s façade is not only attractive but structurally sound.  Our expert masons will fully inspect your property and provide you with both cosmetic and structural repairs to ensure that your restoration is complete. We are the building facade restoration contractors who can tell you everything you need to know about the building.

Contact us to schedule a consult 215-233-3100
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      Please send me pictures of each side of the building; try to get the entire facade in each picture from the straight back standing as far away as possible. The estimator will review the pictures as soon as possible and will be able to give you an accurate diagnosis. He will be in contact shortly and discuss how too proceed.

    Crack Repair

    Cracks can leave your masonry susceptible to water, dust, plant life, insects and other pests— causing damage to your home!

    Masonry construction is both strong and durable, but can also be susceptible to cracking due to the forces acting upon it. Cracking can be caused by many different conditions, including post-construction settlement, excessive snow or wind, lack of proper water drainage, or poorly bonded masonry. Only an expert can determine the cause of cracking, and the proper technique to repair it. Craft Pro’s team of highly-trained professionals have extensive experience in masonry crack repair and are trained in all the latest techniques using state-of-the-art masonry supplies. With Craft Pro, you can trust that your masonry is repaired using the best and most suitable materials and approaches for your needs.

    Bowed & Bulging Walls

    If you have leaks, this is why, look at your building or house from the side and call us !
    Bulges: Understanding Bulged or Bowed Structural Brick Walls: Collapse Hazards
    Sketch, shows what happens when a brick structural wall becomes bulged. This is an extremely dangerous condition threatening sudden and catastrophic building collapse.
    At BRICK FOUNDATION & WALL DEFECTS where we list types of brick wall and foundation defects, we illustrate cases of structural brick wall or foundation collapse.
    Watch out: Any movement in a structural brick wall which risks having broken the bond courses in the wall, and any movement in a brick veneer wall which has broken or loosened the connections between the veneer to the underlying structure is potentially dangerous and risk collapsing masonry!

    • Masonry construction is both strong and durable. However, it is susceptible to cracking and bowing due to the forces acting upon it.
      Façade restoration and stabilization require an in-depth knowledge of the structure to be restored. Craft Pro Masonry’s skilled mason can tackle the repair of multiple façade failures, including:
    • Brick, stone, and block re-pointing
    • Crack Stitching, Helibar
    • Star Bolt Installation
    • Lintel /I-Beam Repair & Replace
    • Joist Reinforcement  & Repair 
    • Brick, Stone, and Block Re-Pointing
    • Stucco
    • Masonry Restoration Repairs
    • Facade Restoration
    • Star bolt Installation
    • Facade Stabilization
    • Masonry Stabilization
    • Schools, Religious Institutional, Industrial & Government

    Facade restoration and stabilization project completed at the Library

    Problem: The walls had broken down due to age and allowed excessive amounts of water into the structure, and there was nothing in place to control the moisture problems.  The worse the water got, the more the wall “jacked” and cracked.

    Solution: To reconstruct the walls that are bowed beyond repair, replace/repair the lintels above the smaller windows and doors and re-pointing the brick veneer, and repair the sills