Masonry work can be a very complicated process for homeowners to understand. There is a lot of work that goes into creating a high-quality and durable masonry structure. While your masonry needs may vary, there are some common questions masonry contractors are frequently asked. Let’s answer some of the most common questions about masonry construction.
What is the difference between brick and concrete?
Bricks are made out of a mixture of either clay or shale. While concrete is made out of a specially concocted cement mixture. Concrete has a very high compressive strength which makes it excellent for driveways, walkways, patios, and the like.
What are the advantages of using bricks?
Bricks are a natural and durable building material. They are also heat resistant so using them in a construction project can lead to reduced energy costs. Brick helps to reduce fire hazards in houses and businesses, as they are not easily flammable. Using bricks is also a great way to reduce noise pollution as they are a natural soundproof agent.
How do I clean my bricks?
Cleaning your bricks is pretty simple. Just wash them down a hose, or even a pressure washer if you have one, to remove any dirt or debris. Regularly cleaning your bricks will keep them from fading longer.
How durable are brick structures?
Brick buildings are sustainable long-term and they are a good choice to use in commercial buildings and residential properties. Brick walls allow houses to remain insulated which means they receive protection from extreme cold and hot weather during the year.
What is the best time of year for masonry work?
Masonry work requires stable weather patterns, and in most cases, summer has the longest periods of clear weather. However, there are some areas where the summers are extremely hot and conditions are unsafe to work in. Because of this, late spring and early summer is the best window to have any masonry work done on your property. Contact a professional service to see what time of year they suggest.
No matter your questions, we here at Del Prete Masonry are here to help! We have decades of experience in professional masonry construction. We are a licensed and insured professional service that you can trust. Reach out to us today to get started!
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