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Benefits Retrofit Brick Ties

The Benefits of Retrofit Brick Ties

Lexington - The Benefits of Retrofit Brick Ties

If the brick walls in your home are bulging or bowing, your masonry may have water damage. Historically, any sections damaged by water needed to be replaced. Today, United Structural Systems has the tools necessary to restore your masonry walls without the need to tear them down and replace them. To do so, we use retrofit brick ties in your Lexington home’s walls as a reinforcement technique. 

Our experienced team at United Structural Systems has been saving brick walls since 1995. Our family-owned and operated company is proud to serve the  local community in Lexington with our brick wall repair services.

Benefits of Brick Ties?

Brick ties originated in the mid-1800s and were designed to stabilize the brick walls of buildings after a flood. Modern retrofit brick ties are used for a variety of masonry renovations. There are many advantages of using brick tiles such as:

  • Easy to install
  • Cost effective
  • Easy to maintain
  • Space saving
  • Lighter than traditional bricks 
  • Variety of styles and colors


The installation process is quick and easy. Our Lexington based brick wall repair professionals first remove any mortar squeezings. Then, the brick ties are installed on the interior part of the wall. The masonry wall is secured to a stud framing with screws anchored into holes we drill into the brick. Finally, those holes are filled with epoxy and mortar. This process provides stability to the brick wall, eliminating future bulging or bowing.

Additionally, retrofit brick ties work to keep the brick veneer from falling off a building. To do this, our brick wall repair experts in Lexington use retrofit brick ties along with existing structural elements to stabilize damaged masonry.

Working With United Structural Systems

United Structural Systems has proudly provided the Lexington community with the highest quality workmanship and customer service for three generations. Our expert team can assist you with your basement remediation, foundation repair, and concrete leveling needs. 

If your brick walls have experienced water damage, contact United Structural Systems today for your free estimate. Our mission is to ensure your home is restored to a structurally sound state. Our team of brick wall repair specialists in Lexington will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if retrofit brick ties are the appropriate solution for your home or business.

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