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Archive for the ‘ Brick ’ Category

The Top 5 Reasons Brick Buildings Will Never Go Out of Style

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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Why do brick buildings never go out of style? They provide these amazing benefits.

In the ever-evolving world of construction, where trends come and go, one enduring choice stands tall – brick buildings. DelPrete Masonry, a trusted name in commercial masonry construction, has been constructing beautiful new buildings with bricks and stones for decades. What about brick buildings makes them a perennial top choice for building designs? The following benefits can be enjoyed when you choose brick for your next construction project.  (more…)

How to Spot Problems in Your Brick Building’s Foundation

Thursday, November 30th, 2023
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Look for stair-step cracks that indicate problems with your brick building’s foundation.

Damaged foundations and cracked walls not only cause unsightly blemishes to your property and wreak havoc on your resale value but also make your building hazardous. Damage in the foundation can soon mean that the entire structure is not as stable as it should be. While some cracks you spot may be cosmetic damage and can quickly be fixed by a masonry expert, others may be a sign of a sinking foundation. If you spot problems in your brick building’s foundation, contact DelPrete Masonry for an inspection by a professional. We can recommend the best steps to return your building to safety. Remember the following tips when searching for cracks in your foundation.  (more…)

What Is Tuckpointing and When Is It Necessary?

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
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Tuckpointing is necessary when brick walls start cracking and crumbling.

When you notice masonry starting to weaken due to age or damage, repairs are necessary to avoid structural problems. At DelPrete Masonry, our masonry experts are familiar with the many methods used to restore brick buildings to their original beauty and stability. One of these methods is tuckpointing. Tuckpointing fills in mortar before more damage occurs and more moisture enters your structure. If you want to learn more about what tuckpointing services include and when you should call your contractor, keep reading.  (more…)

How Winter Weather May Impact Your Masonry

Friday, November 3rd, 2023
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Learn how winter weather may impact masonry and what to do about it.

Winter weather can cause damage to a number of everyday items and objects. The frigid temperatures and moisture present in the ice and snow that can fall during winter can also impact your masonry building. Masonry chimneys are often most vulnerable to water damage. While your masonry structures are designed to last many years, the harsh winter weather can be unforgiving. If you don’t inspect your masonry for problems like cracking and leaning, you may miss problems that become much larger once spring arrives. If you notice any of the following problems, contact the masonry professionals at DelPrete Masonry for attentive inspections and repairs.  (more…)

How Many Types of Brick Are There?

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
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Learn more about the different types of brick and how they are used.

There are numerous types of bricks to use when constructing a new brick building. Every kind of brick has its own advantages and drawbacks, so it is helpful to be familiar with the types of brick before deciding which best suits your needs. At DelPrete Masonry, our masonry experts understand the differences between all brick types and use our knowledge to guide our constructions and restorations.  (more…)

The Common Causes of Brick Discoloration

Thursday, September 21st, 2023
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Learn more about what causes brick discoloration, such as efflorescence.

Spotting brick discoloration or stains is not only an eyesore, but these colors can indicate serious problems. If you notice that the bricks in your building are stained, you should take action to restore the damage. The experienced masonry contractors at DelPrete Masonry can assess whether your brick walls need particular types of cleaning and which walls require more immediate attention. By understanding the common causes of brick discoloration and what each color indicates, you can more easily determine which repairs are needed.  (more…)

Which Type of Brick Wall is Best For Your Property?

Friday, July 14th, 2023
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Learn more about which type of brick wall is best for your property.

When preparing to construct a brick wall for your commercial property, it’s essential to understand the three primary types of brick wall constructions. Property owners can select between solid, cavity, and veneer brick walls. Each of these has unique characteristics that may make them suitable – or not – for your purposes. The experienced masonry and brick contractors at Del Prete Masonry can advise you on which type of brick wall is best for your desired style, longevity, and comfort. You can contact us at any time to learn more about the following types of brick walls.  (more…)

How to Use Brick in Commercial Interior Design

Friday, June 23rd, 2023
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Explore the possibilities of using brick in commercial interior design.

Brick is one of the most timeless and versatile building materials, and it is used on the exterior of countless homes and businesses across the country. However, brick also has numerous interior uses. What are some different ways you can use brick in your commercial interior design?  (more…)

Everything You Want to Know About Masonry Chimney Repairs

Friday, May 19th, 2023
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Learn more about the masonry chimney repairs your chimney may need.

A properly-maintained chimney will serve your family for many years and make it easy to enjoy a safe, cozy fire on a cold winter’s day. However, part of maintenance is occasional repairs. Even if you take excellent care of your chimney, a certain amount of wear and tear is completely normal – and there is always the potential for unexpected accidents. What are some of the most common masonry chimney repairs, and what should every homeowner know?  (more…)

What You Can Do to Restore Faded Brick Exteriors

Friday, May 5th, 2023
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Efflorescence can causes faded brick exteriors and additional structural problems.

Brick exteriors are beloved for how attractive they are and how versatile they are, but they do require a certain amount of maintenance. One common type of damage that you might experience is fading. How can you restore faded brick exteriors around your property? Read on to learn more!  (more…)