Masonry restoration is an important process that keeps historic buildings and new buildings in great condition. While many people assume that repointing a brick wall is the same as restoration, that’s simplifying the process a little bit too much! Here is what you should know to fully understand masonry restoration.
Types of Buildings
A lot of newer masonry buildings only have a façade of brick to add some visual interest to the outside. However, a lot of older buildings are actually constructed from all masonry materials. Most masonry buildings that are in need of masonry restoration are made of concrete blocks and often don’t get higher than one or two stories. If you have a brick façade on your building, you probably don’t need to worry about masonry restoration. Instead, repointing will keep the outside of your building waterproof. If your entire building is made of brick, the brick isn’t just important for waterproofing; it’s also important structurally.
Types of Mortar
The type of mortar used also makes a difference in masonry restoration. If you are restoring a historic building, the cement used should be tested so that the new replacement cement will be compatible. There are numerous types of masonry restoration mortar available, and working with a skilled and experienced contractor will help you to select the right one. Masonry has changed a great deal over the past decade, so the mortar decision process isn’t as easy as it once was!
Types of Restoration
Masonry restoration can take place on a number of types of buildings and help to revive buildings that appear to be worse for wear or without many problems. A quality masonry restoration should leave you with a building where viewers could not tell whether it was built 100 years ago or 20 years ago.
Your Preferred Masonry Restoration Professional Is Del Prete Masonry
If you are ready to upgrade your home or commercial building with professional masonry installation or replacement, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.