As our 20th century masonry ages, we are seeing more and more brick and other masonry developing cracks due to oxide jacking. When structural steel corrodes, it acts like a hydraulic jack, pushing the masonry apart. This can occur at headers, columns corners and other areas.
Now, residential structures are also effected by corrosion, however on of the most common sights its effect on iron nails used as ties as masonry veneers became more prevalent. As the nails corrode they shrink instead of expanding and the wall becomes separate from the timber structure.
We have extensive experience in addressing both structural rust jacking, and installing helical wall ties to consolidate masonry to the structure.