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Cement, Concrete, and Mortar, Oh My!

August 17th, 2018

When it comes to masonry construction, there are a variety of different materials used in the process. From the actual building materials to the materials used to hold everything together, it can be really confusing. Cement, concrete, and mortar are… Read More

The Different Types of Masonry Walls

August 9th, 2018

The strongest aspect of a building is its walls. The walls of a building are what keep it standing and give it the strength and durability that it needs. Using masonry materials for walls helps to make them even stronger… Read More

4 Signs That Your Brick Fireplace Needs Repairs

August 3rd, 2018

There is nothing like a beautiful brick fireplace in your home to make things warm and cozy. Fireplaces are great additions to any home and can also add property value. You want to make sure that you take good care… Read More

The Pros and Cons of Concrete Block Masonry Walls

July 27th, 2018

Many large commercial facilities use concrete block walls as their main structural elements. Otherwise known as cinder blocks, they are also being used to construct private, smaller buildings like homes. This material, like many others, comes with a list of… Read More

How to Properly Prepare for a Demolition

July 20th, 2018

It may seem that demolition is a simple process that doesn’t go much further than destroying the building. However, there are a lot of risks that come with demolishing a building especially if it is close to a lot of… Read More

Masonry Repairs vs. Restoration: What’s the Difference?

July 13th, 2018

If you are noticing that your masonry is starting to look damaged and worn down, it may be time to invest some money into fixing it. Masonry repairs and masonry restoration are actually two different things. Your contractor will either… Read More

4 Potential Causes of Masonry Deterioration

July 6th, 2018

Masonry materials are some of the best to use for construction projects, giving buildings a timeless look and a long lifespan. However, even masonry deteriorates over time, meaning you will eventually need some repairs. Here are four potential causes of… Read More

Choosing the Best Mortar Type for Your Masonry Project

June 29th, 2018

With so many types of mortar mixes on the market, it can be difficult to choose which type of mortar will be best for your upcoming masonry project. Whether you are more of a DIY person or you are going… Read More

Why You Should Use Stonemasonry for Your Next Project

June 22nd, 2018

When it comes to any construction project, the materials you decide to use make a big difference in the finished product. You want to choose high quality materials that also match the aesthetic you want. Stonemasonry is a great building… Read More

The 5 Types of Bricks: Which is Best for Your Masonry Project?

June 15th, 2018

Brick is a great, classic masonry material that can be used for any building or structure. Bricks are very durable and last a long time with little maintenance, but there are multiple types. Here are the five types of bricks… Read More