This blog provides the answers to the most asked questions about brick masonry.
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 they as durable as others say? This blog provides the answers to the most asked questions about brick masonry. (more…)
Here are the pros and cons of repointing and tuckpointing.
Have you ever wondered how historic brick buildings stay in good condition despite being old? Depending on the brick’s or mortar’s state or the severity of the present damage, there are several ways masons can maintain brick from deteriorating through repointing and tuckpointing. Even though the two have similar functions, they fulfill distinct purposes. So, here are the pros and cons of repointing and tuckpointing. (more…)
Dents and cracks are apparent signs of brick walls that require repair. Addressing damaged brick walls right away is key to avoiding damage. Although masonry walls are durable, they do require constant maintenance. As with other repair works, masonry repair can be exhausting without professional assistance. It’s always ideal to seek professional help from your local masonry company, Del Prete Masonry, to repair or restore your brick walls. So, when should you repair your brick? (more…)
There are numerous factors to consider before selecting exterior brick.
Exterior bricks adorn the outside of a building and are used to make a wall, pathway, pillars, and more. As one of the most long-lasting building materials, brick provides endless options and can withstand many decades. For these reasons, brick is a common building material for exterior and interior projects. Are you thinking about adding exterior brick to your corporate location? If so, there are numerous factors to consider before selecting exterior brick. (more…)
No business owner wants to know that their building needs a foundation repair.
The foundation is one of the essential components of any structure. Without a solid foundation, it’s impossible to have a stable property. The materials used to build the actual foundation can include concrete, blocks, pillars, and bricks. Also, there are multiple options regarding brick foundation repair. This blog will discuss the signs of a damaged foundation, why it cracks, and the solutions to the structural problem. (more…)
Learn how you will benefit by restoring your business’s interior brick walls.
If your business’s building has interior brick walls, the brick may not look as fresh as the bricks you see on television. That’s because masons generally built most structures using the best bricks on the outside since that’s what everybody views. Therefore, less beautiful bricks were used for the interior walls and with different finishing. Keep reading to learn how you will benefit by restoring your business’s interior brick walls. (more…)
Discover why tuckpointing is needed in commercial businesses.
Have you ever walked around historic buildings and wondered how their brick structure remains intact? One of the multiple ways they keep their appearance and integrity is through a process called tuckpointing. If you desire to upgrade the look of your company’s exterior brick foundation, this is one way to strengthen the existing brickwork. Keep reading to discover why tuckpointing is needed in commercial businesses. (more…)
Your chimney flue cap has a significant responsibility in your home.
The fireplace is a great invention that maintains you warm during winter and looks beautiful all year. But did you know that without proper maintenance, your chimney could backfire? Fire produces thick smoke that must release freely from the sizeable hole on top of your chimney flue. Installing a chimney flue cap is an affordable way to maintain your home and fireplace safe from costly potential issues. (more…)
A brick driveway enhances your property’s curb appeal and market value.
While it can be more costly than other options, nothing beats the appearance of a brick driveway. A paved driveway enhances your property’s curb appeal and market value. However, should you hire a contractor or not? Del Prete Masonry excels at buildingnew construction, including working withbrick, block, natural stone, etc., that are visually appealing for your building.(more…)
Properly caring for your bricks will increase their longevity and boost their appearance.
Without a doubt, bricks are built to last a long time. They are seen everywhere, from walls to pavements, but bricks have their fair share of setbacks even with their usefulness. And in places with harsh winters and hot summers, bricks are prone to blemishes. We’ve created an article full of tips you can use to care for bricks properly.(more…)