1. Remove the old and damaged bricks.
Masonry repair contractors use a hammer and chisel or a power tool to remove the damaged or old bricks by pieces.
2. Remove the old mortar.
The replacement bricks need fresh mortar to adhere to the structure; thus, using the same tools used in removing the damaged bricks, Custom Masonry Repair Chicago will remove the old mortar taking care not to damage any bricks in the area, leaving a thin layer in the empty spaces.
3. Mix the New Mortar
Custom Masonry Repair Chicago mixes a mortar that matches exactly or is similar to the ones used before.
4. Set in the New Bricks
Spray the bricks with a hose to allow the new mortar to adhere to the brick more effectively. Fill the joints with mortar using a trowel.
5. Keep Everything Damp
Keep the area damp for the next three days by spraying it daily. Call Custom Masonry Repair for professional masonry repair in Chicago.