You’ve completed your new hardscaping project and cleaned up most of the extra mortar, but there’s still a chalky residue keeping your new installation from looking the way you expected. It’s time for an acid wash to finish up your new feature. After any wet-set hardscape installation, you need to give your project a final clean to help remove any leftover residue and bring the stone to life.
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Your beautiful brick home may have been in the family for generations. Or you may have bought a fixer-upper with masonry that had a lot of character and potential. However you came to own your home, you may be concerned about the signs of wear and tear in your brick masonry could lead to larger issues in the future. Fortunately, regular inspections and calling a professional for restoration, or even repairs, is a simple way to handle issues like worn, cracked brick and crumbling mortar. Here are a few things to inspect when taking these steps to preserve the beauty of your home.
Whether you’re building or renovating your house, or building an outdoor structure such as a patio, it’s important to consider the benefits of hiring a masonry professional. Choosing to undergo the project yourself, without the advice or work of a professional bricklayer, can wind up being a costly mistake that sacrifices structural integrity and requires serious fixes. A bricklayer, who will have all the necessary experiences and qualifications to help you construct your project to meet your needs, can also help you save on costs and give you valuable knowledge about maintenance which will benefit you in the long term as a homeowner. Here are a few of the benefits of hiring a professional bricklayer. (more…)
If you’re wavering between building materials for your next project, consider choosing brick! Brick is not just an aesthetically pleasing option for your building, patio, retaining wall, walkway, etc. It’s incredibly strong and has proven to stand the test of time for centuries. Whether you want a timeless, nostalgic look or need a durable design, brick is a great option. (more…)
Repointing a brick wall is a straightforward process, but without the right supplies and process, it’s not all that easy at all! Whenever you have a wall that needs a little tender loving care (or mortar), it’s time to call in a repointing expert. Here’s what you need to know about repairing and repointing a wall. (more…)
If you’re thinking of laying brick for your next outdoor project, you already know how versatile, classic-looking, and durable it can be for your walkways, driveways, or patios. However, choosing the right pattern can be a daunting task, as you’ll have it as a permanent installation in your decor. Before you commit to a pattern, check out these 5 brick patterns and see what could do best for your project. (more…)
We all know that effective marketing is invaluable to a business, but one of the best marketing tools is signage outside of your location. Since there are so many types of signs, it can be difficult to choose which one is right for your business. If you’re looking for a versatile and sophisticated look to your signage, you may want to consider a monument sign to draw customers to your business. (more…)
The brick walls outside of your home or business set your building apart with timeless appeal. There are many different surface treatments available that can help to further customize your brick. Here are some of our favorite surface treatments for brick. (more…)
When designing your new patio, there are many things to consider, including how large you want your patio to be, any additional features, and whether or not fun outdoor living elements like fire pits will be integrated into it. One of the single most important choices you will make is the brick pattern. Here is everything that you need to know to find the best brick pattern for your patio. (more…)