After another brutally cold, East Coast winter, it’s about time to start getting ready for sunshine(or is it?). Low temperatures like we experienced over the past few months can wreak havoc on your exterior structures. The list of problems never end when you hire the rest: cracks in cement and concrete, loose mortar and stone, cracked stucco, sunken pavers and more. Avoid these pitfalls with Supreme Construction, 25 years of experience and quality for any budget.
So what do we recommend? First thing is an annual check up on your exterior property. For best results, we recommend you do this in mid to late spring, or give us a call. We will fully inspect your exterior masonry and structures for any weather damage at no charge. Let’s get started. Here’s a list of the TOP 5 Masonry repairs needed after a brutal winter:
Cracks in your driveway, sidewalks, walkways, and patio.
Regardless if it’s made of cement, pavers, stone, marble, or other material, you want to make sure your exterior floors don’t contain any cracks. If the cracks are big enough they can be a tripping point, can cause your basement and foundation to be exposed to excess moisture, and they look awful. Click on the images below to enlarge them.
Loose bricks, stone, and mortar.
This was a big one for customers who had their original work done by our competitors. Loose bricks, stones, or mortar are a serious danger, especially for the elderly, or if you have kids. The longer the affected area remains in poor condition, the more likely it becomes that the structure will become instable and prone to – further damage.
New York City is no stranger to severely cold winters, and blistering, humid summers. Since stucco is a a more fragile masonry material it will be highly likely your stucco has already cracked. Not only is it unsightly, but it can cause water damage to the inner structure of your home, including mold growth, and will increase your home energy bill during those freezing cold nights.
Checking your drainage at least once a year is very important to avoid long term, and potentially very costly problems. Outdoors, water shouldn’t sit in puddles, or seep into the foundation of your home at all. Indoors, you want to make sure no water is coming into your basement. Both of these problems can cause the deterioration of your home, and the sooner these problems are addressed, the better.
Unlike our competitors, Supreme Construction uses a much stronger solution when it comes to securing your pavers. Sunken pavers can lead to poor drainage on your property, water damage, and may even cause injury. Depending on the finish, some surfaces can be extremely slippery when wet!
It’s no secret that we have freezing winters in the tri-state area. Hire Supreme Construction for all of your masonry and drainage needs, and eliminate your worries. Take advantage of your FREE Estimate & Consultation today. Please contact us with any questions or comments.