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3 Types of Masonry for Commercial Buildings

February 2nd, 2023

Commercial buildings come in all shapes and sizes and can be built with numerous materials. If you are still trying to determine the best material for your commercial building, consider masonry. Brick, concrete, and stone can all provide unique aesthetic… Read More

Why Commercial Masonry Buildings Look Better and Last Longer

January 26th, 2023

If you are ready to build a new commercial building for your company or ready to update an existing location, you have to consider what type of material to use. Factors like cost, longevity, and aesthetics are important to consider,… Read More

Commercial Stone Restoration: Repairing Problems with Your Building

January 19th, 2023

Regularly inspecting your stone building for wear and tear is vital in commercial stone restoration. There are multiple problems like cracking stones, crumbling mortar, moisture damage, and weakening walls that must be repaired to ensure the integrity of stone buildings…. Read More

Common Mistakes You Must Avoid in Interior Brick Repair

January 13th, 2023

Brick properties are firm and pleasant to look at, but they can be challenging when it comes to maintenance. An excellent masonry can withstand severe weather conditions and are highly resilient. Also, bricks provide that timeless aesthetic that some people… Read More

Mistakes to Avoid a Cloudy Stone Floor

January 5th, 2023

Everything looks good in your home, but you may wonder why you have a cloudy stone floor. Natural stone floors have been growing in commercial properties worldwide. However, they have their set of flaws. The chances are good if you’re… Read More

Need Professional Concrete Repair? Call Del Prete Masonry!

December 30th, 2022

  Concrete is one of the most robust materials used in buildings and homes daily. However, that does not mean it will never break or become damaged over time. Whether you noticed your concrete patio starting to crumble or are… Read More

Recognizing Unreinforced Masonry in a Building

December 21st, 2022

Unreinforced masonry walls lack steel reinforcing bars inside. This steel is necessary because it adds strength to a building’s structure. As a result, unreinforced masonry is not as sturdy and risks partial or complete collapse during an earthquake. In addition,… Read More

What to Consider When Repointing Mortar

December 16th, 2022

Repointing is the process of repairing broken-down mortar and replacing it with new mortar. Although the process sounds simple, there are considerations when repointing mortar. Also, mortar joints maintain the building’s strength and are meant to break down. However, as… Read More

Why Is My Retaining Brick Wall Sinking?

December 9th, 2022

If your retaining brick wall displays signs of tilting, sinking, cracking, or separating from adjoining walls, it’s likely the foundation. You want a reputable masonry company to look at and resolve the issue quickly as possible to prevent worsening the… Read More

What are the Most Asked Questions About Brick Masonry?

December 1st, 2022

  Bricks are durable and beautiful. Thus, they are one of the most popular construction materials in the world. Due to the brick’s popularity, we receive many questions regarding the building materials – like what are bricks made of? Are… Read More