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Archive for the ‘ Masonry Restoration ’ Category

4 Signs Your Chimney Needs Masonry Repair

Friday, August 20th, 2021
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Failing to identify a problem quickly can lead to more expensive repairs down the road.

Chimneys and fireplaces are lovely features to include in your home, especially if you live in colder areas. But, it is essential to take care of your chimney. There are many things that can go wrong with your chimney, especially if you do not remedy any potential issues. Failing to identify a problem quickly can lead to more expensive repairs down the road. Here are some signs that your chimney may need masonry repair.

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Common Causes of Masonry Damage

Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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There are many factors that can damage a masonry structure and cause it to lose its luster.

Masonry structures have been popular in residential and commercial construction for many years. Masonry adds style and sophistication to the exterior or interior of any building. The materials and techniques used in masonry add to the strength, durability, energy efficiency, and fire resistance of a building. Despite all these advantages, masonry is not indestructible. There are many factors that can damage a masonry structure and cause it to lose its luster. Here are some of the most common causes of masonry damage.

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Repairing a Crumbling Chimney

Friday, July 2nd, 2021
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There are some key signs to watch out for that indicate a deteriorating chimney

Chimneys are a great addition to any building, and they help regulate heat and airflow inside. Your chimney can most likely last for years. However, there are some key signs to watch out for that indicate a deteriorating chimney. Chimneys are often positioned in exposed areas of the roof, and crumbling can occur due to weathering even if other masonry work around your home is in good condition. In most cases, a crumbling chimney indicates that the mortar between the bricks has degraded, cracked, or both. Here is everything you need to know about repairing a crumbling chimney.

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Signs Your Masonry is Deteriorating

Friday, June 25th, 2021
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Over the years, your brick and mortar structure will begin to show signs of deterioration.

Stone masonry is a great building material that is incredibly durable and long lasting. However, over the years, your brick and mortar structure will begin to show signs of deterioration. You should have your masonry inspected once a year, or possibly more often if you notice your increased signs of wear and tear.  By putting in some extra effort to assess your building’s masonry construction, you can identify potential issues that could turn into significant problems if left alone. Here are some signs to look out for that could indicate deteriorating masonry.

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The Process of Brick Restoration

Monday, June 8th, 2020
Here are a couple of things to assess when finding a way to save the magnificence of your home.

Your wonderful brick home may have been in the family for ages. Or on the other hand, you may have purchased a fixer-upper with brickwork that had a ton of character and potential. Either way, you might be worried the condition of your brick could prompt more significant issues later on. Luckily, normal assessments and calling an expert for refurbishing, or even repairs, is a straightforward method to deal with issues like worn, broken brick and disintegrating mortar. Here are a couple of things to assess when finding a way to save the magnificence of your home.

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The Dangers of Moisture to Your Masonry

Monday, April 13th, 2020
Here are some of the negative effects of moisture in your masonry structures.

When it comes to most buildings and structures, water damage can be a huge problem. And this even includes masonry structures. Here are some of the negative effects of moisture in your masonry structures.

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What You Should Know About Chimney Repairs

Monday, January 6th, 2020
If you have a chimney and are wondering about its maintenance needs, then read on for some helpful information.

If you read about fireplaces in our last post, then you might have wondered about an important element connected to them. Chimneys. In many ways, a chimney is a completely separate issue when it comes to construction and maintenance because it is located in a very exposed area outside of your house. Because of this, chimneys can endure a lot of wear and tear and could need some repairs. If you have a chimney and are wondering about its maintenance needs, then read on for some helpful information.

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What You Need to Know About Masonry Restoration

Monday, September 9th, 2019
Here are the basics of what happens in masonry restoration.

For many buildings and masonry structures, both old and new, masonry restoration is a key process that helps them stay in good condition. But the process might sound complicated to the average person. Here are the basics of what happens in masonry restoration.

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How to Tell When Your Brick Fireplace Needs Repairs

Monday, August 26th, 2019

A fireplace can be a beautiful centerpiece of a room, and of your home. But sometimes brick fireplaces, in particular, can be tricky to maintain. Time and wear can start to cause problems, but if you don’t know what to look for, then it can be easy to miss signs of problems. Here’s how to spot where your brick fireplace might need repairs. 

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Sources of Masonry Deterioration

Monday, July 1st, 2019

 

Here are some possible causes of masonry deterioration.

When it comes to nearly any type of construction project, you can’t go wrong with masonry materials. But even top-notch masonry can deteriorate over time and require repairs. Here are some possible causes of masonry deterioration.

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