Brick Pointing & Replacement

Loose or Missing Bricks

Brick walls are sturdy and durable, designed to last for decades. But over time, shifting ground, tree roots, rain and freezing temperatures can take their toll, especially if the bricks are load-bearing.

Is your brick building or brick wall showing signs of distress? Can you see cracks, spalling (flaking), bulging or bowing? If so, you need to take action before small issues become big, costly problems. Once the bond of the mortar that holds the bricks together has been broken, the wall is unsafe and potentially at risk of collapse.

Checking for Structural Integrity

Dry Building Solutions is a skilled, experienced brick masonry contractor able to build, repair or replace brick walls in any commercial building or industrial facility. We’ll start by thoroughly inspecting the wall to determine the scope of the damage. We’ll evaluate its structural integrity.

Specifically, we’re looking for signs of:

  • Efflorescence (salt stains) which suggests water intrusion
  • Step cracks
  • Bulging or bowing
  • Leaks
  • Staining
  • Corrosion
  • Organic decay
  • Displaced bricks

We’ll identify the possible causes of your brick issues and how best to address them. We’ll check the interior of your walls for damage and conduct a RILEM test to measure water repellency. That’s all part of formulating the best solution for repairs that are permanent and will ensure the long-term structural integrity of your brick walls.

Experienced Brick Masons

Our masonry crew at Dry Building Solutions has nearly two decades of experience working on brick walls. They’re skilled craftsmen who are meticulous in their work. They’re able to:

  • Diagnose the cause of your brick damage
  • Replace any missing bricks
  • Repair brick spalling (surface flaking) caused by freezing and thawing moisture
  • Repoint any mortar that has deteriorated or fallen out
  • Restore any areas with stair-step cracks or bulges
  • Fix any lintels above windows or doors contributing to brick problems
  • Mend any walls with inadequate expansion joints
  • Correct dangerous bulging brick in above-ground walls


Dry Building Solutions was founded by Charles Farrell, a second-generation waterproofer with over 50 years of experience. He’s a native New Yorker with unrivaled expertise in effective waterproofing and building reconstruction.

Dry Building Solutions has worked on hundreds of brick walls in commercial, industrial and residential buildings throughout the metro New York area (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester County), New Jersey and Connecticut. We have a long history of handling all types of construction projects related to waterproofing and water-damage repairs with meticulous attention to detail. We’re licensed, OSHA-certified for compliance with all safety regulations, and fully insured.

Get a Free Estimate

Contact us at Dry Building Solutions. We’ll come to your location, inspect the bricks and provide you with a no-obligation estimate on repairs.