Have you looked at the condition of the bricks and mortar joints making up your brickwork recently? Looking a little grimy? With rough surface areas and non-stop exposure to the high winds and driving rain, brick and mortar joints accumulate dirt, grime, and mildew. Soot, pollution, salt, efflorescence, silicate deposits, smoke, bird droppings, and graffiti add additional layers of gunk. Whether your brickwork has grown grungy over time or has recently been tagged by vandals, professional brick cleaning can restore it.
Chicago Brick Company offers both power washing and sandblasting services. When properly performed, brick cleaning revives dirty brick surfaces and mortar without causing further damage.
However, brick cleaning is NOT a do-it-yourself job. For example, the condition and historical significance of the brickwork should be assessed before cleaning to ensure that brick cleaning is appropriate. In addition, excessive high pressure can damage or scar brick and mortar. Some brick faces feature a sandy finish of a slightly different color than the brick beneath. If the finish is washed or partially washed away, you could be left with discolored brickwork. These challenges make it vital to select the appropriate brick cleaning technique and cleaning solution for the type of stains and residue on the brickwork.
Chicago brick cleaning professionals from the Chicago Brick Company are equipped with the expertise, tools, and training to assess the nature of the cleaning project and perform the work in a safe and effective manner. No matter what type of brick cleaning you need, you can rest assured that we will do the job properly.
Brick cleaning is often required in conjunction with brick and mortar repair projects as well as general post-construction cleanup projects. We also offer waterproofing and graffiti repellant services once your brick has been professionally cleaned.
Contact us today to discuss your Chicago brick cleaning needs.