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4 Ways to Enhance the Appearance of Your Commercial Masonry Building

delprete masonry appearance of commercial masonry building

Take these steps to enhance the appearance of your commercial masonry building.

The design of a commercial building is essential for creating a space that conveys professionalism and is welcoming to employees and visitors. Your facility must look impressive and be safe and able to withstand environmental conditions and the wear and tear that comes with age. When you design a commercial masonry building, you are selecting classic materials that are highly durable. However, your masonry must be maintained well to stay impressive and long-lasting. If your building can look better than it does, contact DelPrete Masonry for the following services that can enhance the appearance of your building and improve the impression it makes on visitors. 

Invest in Tuckpointing

The individual pieces of masonry in your commercial building must be held together, which will most often be accomplished with mortar. Whether you have red bricks or gray stones, the mortar will keep every piece lined up correctly so the building’s weight is distributed evenly among the individual elements. 

Without proper mortar, you will begin to see cracks. In the worst-case scenario, parts of the building could collapse under the pressure. This is why maintenance is essential. You can also revitalize your building’s appearance with tuckpointing. 

Tuckpointing involves replacing old, worn-out mortar with new material. This will keep your masonry in good condition and create crisp lines that contrast against the existing masonry. 

Add Impressive Custom Features

If you want to enhance the appearance of your commercial masonry building, consider which custom features you can add to draw attention to the property. Your masonry contractor can build custom features like beautiful walkways leading to entrances or through outdoor gardens. You may also install new construction with unique shapes or textures that speak to your business.

Maintain a Consistent Washing Schedule

A simple way to maintain the appearance of your commercial masonry building is to maintain a washing schedule. If your building is covered in dirt, algae, or mold, it will create a highly unappealing impression. By keeping your masonry clean, you maintain its appearance and functionality. 

You can maintain cleanliness by using a regular cleaning schedule that involves professional power or pressure washing. One option may be better depending on your business’s climate and specific needs. However, you should always leave this to the professionals for the best results. Correct power or pressure washing prevents the buildup of unwanted materials on your structure and helps maintain a crisp, clean color. 

Create Contrast

Keeping your mortar tidy and your bricks clean is the best way to give an impression that your business is organized and professional. However, don’t be afraid to create more contrast to draw attention to your beautiful building. For example, you may vary the shade of your bricks, use brick exclusively in certain building sections, and use stone in others. 

There are plenty of attractive designs you can explore when designing the appearance of your commercial masonry building. The contractors at DelPrete Masonry can advise you on what may be best for your needs. 


Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, Del Prete Masonry is here to help. We have the experience and expertise to get it right the first time. Questions? Want to visit some of our residential or commercial projects? Ready to set up a consultation? Feel free to give us a call at 410-683-0650 or visit us online. We are happy to serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and to keep up with our new and exciting projects, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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