When was the last time you thought about parapet brick repair? Parapet walls are those that extend from above the edge of your roof. The walls are more prone to movement and damage than other walls. Hence, they require a unique maintenance schedule.
What Purpose Does Your Parapet Wall Serve?
Parapet walls serve various purposes. One common purpose is to provide a design element to the building. However, they also reduce the chance of someone falling from your roof. Parapet walls may also block high winds and keep debris from falling off the rooftop.
Unfortunately, parapet walls do not have the same stability as the other walls in your building. The parapet wall contracts and expands quicker than masonry. When it expands, your wall may suffer a displacement of the cap or cracks in the brick.
How Can You Care for Your Parapet Wall?
If you have a damaged parapet wall, water enters through the cracks and can worsen the problem. To repair a brick parapet wall, we try to reuse as much of the original brick and stone as possible but may have to use new brick or fabricate new units due to damage. Parapet brick repair focuses on improving the durability of your wall through the use of tuckpointing and grinding.
At Adriatic Restoration, we are interested in providing our community with restorative services for landmark and commercial buildings in New Jersey and New York area. To ensure that your parapet wall continues to stand without damage, consult with us today.