Exterior bricks are virtually maintenance-free and very long-lasting. However, they are not indestructible. Eventually, your exterior bricks will begin to fade and lose their luster. This is especially true in outdoor environments where the Sun, debris, and weather work against the surface of the porous bricks. Luckily, you can restore the color to old brick and keep it looking like new. Here are a few tips to restore faded exterior bricks on your building.(more…)
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On the off chance that you have been considering introducing a masonry structure, you may have just an idea over the materials. And keep in mind that limestone and natural stone all have their advantages, have you thought about brick? There are a few reasons why brick may be the perfect decision for your masonry construction.(more…)
Perhaps one of the most stunning visual trends we see is the use of exposed brick. It helps create an accent wall that stands out and feels totally unique which is why so many homeowners seek out beautiful brick walls. However, this kind of wall can have its own drawbacks as well. Today, we want to shed some light on what you should avoid when it comes to exposed brick and also how you can get the most out of it.(more…)
Now and then, even though you deal with the brick around your home or business, fixes should be made. One of the most well-known fixes is repointing brick joints where mortar breaks down or around free or split bricks. Releasing harmed or dissolved mortar unrepaired can cause an entire host of issues, generally from water damage. Repointing your bricks can extend the life of your home siding, yard, steps, and more. Here is how the process works.(more…)
Although brick is one of the most dependable and aesthetically pleasing masonry materials, without proper care, the appearance of brick can deteriorate over time. There are a few different solutions to use that address this problem, such as painting brick. However, depending on what you’re looking for, staining could be a better alternative. Here are some of the main benefits of brick staining.(more…)
When it comes to remodeling your business or home, there are many materials that are available for you to choose from. For both indoor and outdoor structures, brick is one of the best options. Whether you have a building, pavement, hardscaping, or other projects, you can’t go wrong with brick. Here are some of the reasons why brick could be the best choice for your construction project.(more…)
Masonry structures are durable and meant to last for years, but that doesn’t mean that you might not run into the occasional weak spot in the mortar. Not to worry, it is very common to repair masonry structures by repointing these weak spots in the brick joints. If you have been wondering about what happens in this process, here is a brief overview of what it takes to repair brick joints.(more…)
If you have been thinking of installing a masonry structure, then you may have already thought over the materials. And while concrete, limestone, and natural stone all have their benefits, have you considered brick? There are several reasons why brick might be the ideal choice for your masonry project.
Before you start your next masonry project you have to stop and consider, are you using the right type of brick? While all bricks are made using a similar process; a mixture is placed into a mold, and then kiln fired, the differences can be quite dynamic. Most bricks are made from clay, but some are made from a mix of concrete and calcium silicate. There are five main types of bricks which are useful for different situations, today we’ll walk you through these.