There are many parts to a home that need constant attention and care to ensure that they won’t fall apart. This is definitely the case if you have any outdoor masonry work. The elements can be rough on anything that is outside for a long period of time, and it will require regular care for your masonry work not to deteriorate.
One of the worst things that can happen to masonry work is water. It will erode and damage your masonry work until it crumbles to pieces. If there are open cracks in the masonry work, water will work its way in there, and as the water expands and contracts with changing temperatures, this will break the masonry work apart. Your best way of preventing this is by coating the masonry work with a sealing product. You should also ensure that proper grading is funneling water away from your masonry work instead of pooling up around it.