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Archive for the ‘ Masonry Restoration ’ Category

How to Prepare for a Historical Masonry Restoration

Friday, August 18th, 2023
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Consider these factors before a historical masonry restoration.

Historical buildings give us a chance to step back in time and marvel at the architectural techniques that were used many years ago. Masonry is one of the most prominent building techniques that can stand the test of time. However, bricks and other types of masonry require proper maintenance to keep structures strong. If you’re preparing for historical masonry restoration, here are some of the ways that you can get ready.  (more…)

The Differences Between Masonry Restoration and Repair

Thursday, July 20th, 2023
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Learn more about the difference between masonry restoration and repairs, and when they are needed.

Masonry is a construction method that uses cement mortar to hold bricks or stones together. If you own a building composed of bricks or stones, you may need masonry repair at one point or another. However, sometimes masonry restoration describes the services that are required. Restoration serves to freshen up masonry that is showing the signs of aging and wear and tear that comes with it. What are the differences between masonry restoration and repair? Del Prete Masonry can provide our clients with both varieties of services, so their masonry buildings can remain beautiful and functional.  (more…)

5 Commercial Masonry Problems And Their Solutions

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
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Learn how to take care of commercial masonry problems such as surface growths.

Masonry is one of the most sturdy building styles you can find. There is nothing like a well-built brick wall or stone fireplace to capture the strength and beauty of traditional buildings. However, masonry does have to be maintained to continue withstanding the ravages of time and weather, and failing to do this important work often leads to some significant issues. Read on for five of the most common commercial masonry problems you might encounter and some tips on correcting them.  (more…)

How Often Should You Apply Masonry Maintenance?

Friday, May 12th, 2023
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How often should you apply masonry maintenance? Consider these tips.

If you’re looking for a versatile exterior that can add historical and contemporary value to the outside of a building, you may want to consider brick. As a material, brick is sturdy and energy-efficient—and while it will last you for quite some time, there is a bit of maintenance you need to consider. The most important aspect of masonry maintenance is knowing what you need to know. What damage looks like, how cleaning works, and what processes you may need to use are all critical elements of masonry maintenance. Thankfully, we have the scoop on all things related to masonry maintenance so you can keep your brick in top condition. (more…)

The Best Reasons to Hire a Professional Masonry Repair Service

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
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When your building needs repairs, trust a professional masonry repair service.

If you have noticed cracks, chips, or other issues plaguing your masonry, you may be tempted to handle the problem yourself. After all, any chance to cut costs is good, right? When it comes to repairing masonry, investing in a professional repair service can help you save extra expenses down the line while also ensuring that your commercial building is restored correctly and is not at risk for further damage. Masonry is a delicate skill honed over years of experience. For this reason and the benefits listed below, we recommend calling the professional masonry repair service at DelPrete Masonry when you need maintenance.  (more…)

Tips for Preserving Long-Lasting Masonry Structures in Maryland

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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Here are some helpful tips for preserving long-lasting masonry structures in Maryland.

There are a few secrets you can use to ensure your Maryland masonry building outlives you! Masonry structures have been durable for many centuries. However, that only signifies your masonry structure will last forever with proper maintenance. Here are some helpful tips for preserving long-lasting masonry structures in Maryland. (more…)

Why do Chimney Bricks Crack?

Friday, August 12th, 2022
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Do you wonder why your chimney bricks crack?

Do you wonder why your chimney bricks crack? Over time, bricks need maintenance to keep them in good condition. It’s only natural for brick chimneys to form cracks due to weather, regular use, and other elements. The inside walls of a chimney are not always visible, letting early cracks and signs of alarming discoloration to become unnoticed. That’s why it’s essential to inspect your chimney routinely. This article explains why chimney bricks crack and provides possible solutions for maintaining your brick chimney functioning well. (more…)

How to Prepare Your Chimney for Fall

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
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Make sure to perform these simple steps to prepare your chimney for fall.

It’s never too early to prepare your chimney for the fall weather. Prepping your chimney for the fall season ensures that it will maintain your home warmer, preserve energy, and more. Make sure to perform these simple steps to prepare your chimney for fall. (more…)

What Is Lintel Deterioration and What Causes It?

Friday, June 17th, 2022
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Avoiding cracks in masonry is a great way to prevent lintel deterioration.

Brick is commonly used due to its durability. Mainly since builders frequently provide their strength with components such as steel. However, brick and steel buildings tend to wear and tear over time. Most property owners don’t realize that lintel deterioration is possible and may cause damage to the appearance of a structure if left untreated. (more…)

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect the Brick on Your Commercial Building

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
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Although brick is durable, you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building.

We know brick is a durable construction material; however, you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building. Regular upkeep and yearly inspections should occur to lengthen the lifespan of brick blocks. This week’s blog will discuss why you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building. (more…)