Many older homes have beautiful masonry work outside their home, but sometimes it is neglected and because of that deteriorating. To avoid having that happen to your outside masonry work, what should you keep in mind?

The worst enemy of masonry work is water. If water gets into cracks in the masonry work, it will start breaking it apart almost immediately. With changing temperatures the water will expand and contract, causing further damage and burrowing deeper in. This is why it is important to seal up the masonry. This needs to be reapplied every so often as it wears off. You also need to ensure that there is proper grading and drainage near the masonry to keep water away. If water is allowed to pool up where it doesn’t belong, it can do some serious damage in a short time.

While masonry can do a lot to improve the curb appeal of your home, this is only the case when it is in good repair.