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4 Warning Signs You Need Masonry Repair

Are the bricks on your home splitting, cracking, or flaking? Broken bricks not only take away from your home’s aesthetic but can also be a huge safety concern. 

Crumbling and cracked bricks allow moisture in, and this can lead to dangerous mold growth and deteriorate other important parts of your chimney structure, including the liner and mortar. 

What is the solution? Northeastern Masonry & Chimney can diagnose and repair the underlying problem. 

Here are 4 warning signs to look out for: 

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  1. Split Bricks
chimney with flaking mortar

2. Flaking Mortar / Gaps between bricks


3. Mold 


4. Discoloration on bricks or mortar

Not taking care of masonry repair quickly will lead to even bigger safety issues and larger repair cost down the line. You might even need a full chimney rebuild. 

If you noticed any of the 4 warning signs, call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney to get a professional assessment of the problem and schedule your repair services.