Tough Toronto Winters Cause Damage

before a brick window sill repair

Written by: René Todoroff

Owner of Buildstrong Masonry

March 16, 2018

Toronto’s winter’s can be ruthless

We can all agree on that – I will let you know about some things to get repaired as soon as Spring hits to protect your home:

Plastic wrap doesn’t work!
  • Cracks in the wall
    It’s natural for your home to “settle” and sometimes you can see the mortar in between the bricks break, or crack.
  • Bricks chipping
    Often water and eventually ice, can get in the corners and eventually begin to push the face of the brick off, this is especially dangerous when it happens high up on a wall.
  • Drafty rooms
    Now that the winter is winding down, you can finally find the source of why that bedroom was so cold all winter.
  • “White bricks”
    This phenomenon is called effervescence and is usually caused because there is moisture behind the bricks in question.

There are many other things that can go wrong

Often you can’t see them. Could be your chimney is damaged, which is out of view. It’s a good idea that if you suspect something isn’t right, to call a professional to take a closer look.


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