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  MyMason.ca's Residential Masonry Check List  -  Printer-Friendly by Design  - aka   The Home Masonry Check List

      Brickwork, Cultured Stone, Stone, Blocks
        Do you see erosion, holes or hairline cracks in the mortar between the bricks?
        Are you maintaining old stress cracks from your home's settling?

        Is the chimney letting water into your structure? Is the cap broken? Does it need pointing? Brick repair?
        Is the chimney discoloured from improper venting?
        Is the caulking and flashing properly secured and not cracked?

        Are there broken bricks, cracked bricks?
                  Spalled bricks result when ice forms inside a wall and trapped pressure breaks the brick.
        If brick, are the weeping holes spaced along the bottom still open to allow moisture to run out?

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      Parging
        Is the parging cracked, flaking, discoloured?
        Is it falling off the foundation?

        Does the parging have sections that sound hollow and disconnected from the wall when you tap on it?
                  Gently tapping with a wooden handle helps identify the hollow spots.

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      Foundations, Supports
        Are there cracks in your foundation? Water leaks?
        Are deck support posts cracked??
        Do you need concrete deck supports augered and filled?

        Is a retaining wall beginning to fail, with some joints broken? A little TLC can go a long way.

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      Walkways, Patios, Garages
        Is the walkway or patio in need of repair? Flagstone, fieldstone, interlocking stone, concrete?.
        Gouges in your garage floor, patches that need fill? Do you need a new floor?

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