From small brick repair, to large projects - Behncke will help you out.
Cracks in floors, walls, and ceilings are the first sign of possible foundation issues.
Brick and block cracks are a result of house settling, which is normal but if left unchecked, there are chances that these can create serious damages to your home. Horizontal, vertical or stair step cracks in your foundation or brick facing show that your foundation is need of repair. Inside of your home, drywall cracks, stucco or plaster cracks, and ceiling cracks also indicate foundation concerns.
You can trust Behncke Construction to only suggest needed repairs. If no repairs are needed, we'll be the first to let you know and give you peace of mind.
Tuckpointing is the process of grinding out the old deteriorated mortar and replacing it with new mortar.
Mortar is the material that binds brick and stone. The mortar joints begin to deteriorate after ears of weathering. When mortar absorbs water, it will freeze during the winter months and expand, causing the mortar to crumble. The brick and stone then begins to loosen and crack. Tuckpointing is the process of grinding out the old deteriorated mortar and replacing it with new mortar.
Sometimes patching and tuckpointing isn't enough.
Whether the bricks are too far gone from years of deterioration, or someone backed into the side of your house, we can replace the damaged areas of brick, stone or block using the best possible matching masonry units and mortar color available.
When big cracks or blisters appear in stucco, the time to make repairs is right now - before the damages spread.
Stucco is a great when properly installed. It is a cement- or lime-based plaster and is about as maintenance-free and long-lived as the exterior of a house can get —100 years is not uncommon. But once the first crack forms, allowing water under the stucco, more cracks will form and the crumbling worsens.