MasterProtect will not inhibit water penetration through unstable or cracked surfaces or surfaces with defective flashing, caulking, or structural waterproofing. Gralak Masonry Contractors use reasonable preventive considerations for the windows and iron or wooden decks around the buildings and for the neighbors’ adjacent buildings to complete the sealing process satisfactorily and successfully.
Moisture is the most common cause of premature (before five years) MasterProtect failure on masonry walls. Failure is generally due to elevated moisture levels that soften the exterior coatings.
Skillful Tuckpointing and Other Masonry Services
We’ll postpone a job if the wall temperature dips below 40 degrees or above 95 degrees Fahrenheit. At these temperatures, mortar won’t be at the proper consistency.
At optimal temperatures, we will only keep mortar for two hours; this ensures your mortar remains pliable.
The city of Chicago building code requires a permit to ensure the project meets minimum standards. These standards are intended to protect the integrity of the buildings.
Chicago’s Easy Permit Process Program is streamlined for small, simple home and building improvement projects.
Depending on your project and location, many different types of permits may be required. We often pull the permits. However, some municipalities require that the property owner obtain the permit.
If scaffolding is necessary and the Chicago Department of Transportation has approved the work, an Easy Permit can be obtained the same day.