Common Defects & Effects of Weather

Common Defects
Common Defects

Rusting structural steel can cause major deterioration to the exterior envelope of a masonry building.

Common Defects
Common Defects
Common Defects
Common Defects

Spalled terra cotta as a result of underlying rusting steel.

Common Defects
Common Defects

This spall on a piece of limestone was caused by the rusting anchor behind it.

Common Defects
Common Defects

Sealant failure is a major contributor to masonry and concrete issues.

Common Defects
Common Defects

Improper installation of sealant can result in joints that are exposed to the elements.

Effects of Weather
Effects of Weather

When applied at near-freezing or freezing temperatures, mortar will not set properly which will ultimately lead to masonry deterioration.