Whether you have a historic building you are restoring or are starting from scratch, choosing the right brick for your building is crucial. Here are several different ways to help you choose the right brick that will last you (and your building) many decades.
Use a Trusted Professional
Using a trusted professional is incredibly important. Masonry is not easy to do yourself, so make sure that you hire someone with plenty of experience like the pros at Del Prete Masonry. If your brick wall is not properly installed and constructed, it might fall apart quickly or even leave your building less than structurally sound. Using a trusted professional also makes sure that if you need simple repairs instead of outright replacement, those repairs will be done properly as well.
If you are looking for a great way to increase the longevity of your wall, sealants are the way to go. Waterproof sealants or coatings can be applied on the outer surface of your building to stop the effects of water damage. One of the biggest factors in brick degrading over time is water. Once water enters the masonry, freezes, or starts to decay, it can lead to huge headaches and major repairs. Since brick is made of organic material it is susceptible to decay and damage, so picking the right brick means taking steps to keep that brick in good shape too!
Inspect the Façade
Regular façade inspections are important for keeping your brick building in good shape. Think of it just like your body—as you age, visits to the doctor become more frequent and more necessary. Giving your brick building regular check-ups ensures that it will be safe and in good condition for many more years. Hiring an expert through Del Prete Masonry will ensure that an experienced inspector can identify any potential problems before they turn into major drastic repairs.
The Right Brick from the Right Professionals
If you are ready to upgrade your landscaping and hardscaping, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.