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Posts Tagged ‘ brick ’

The Top 5 Reasons Brick Buildings Will Never Go Out of Style

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
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Why do brick buildings never go out of style? They provide these amazing benefits.

In the ever-evolving world of construction, where trends come and go, one enduring choice stands tall – brick buildings. DelPrete Masonry, a trusted name in commercial masonry construction, has been constructing beautiful new buildings with bricks and stones for decades. What about brick buildings makes them a perennial top choice for building designs? The following benefits can be enjoyed when you choose brick for your next construction project.  (more…)

6 Common Causes of Masonry Damage

Thursday, December 14th, 2023
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Learn more about the causes of masonry damage to look out for.

Masonry structures are always a popular choice in residential and commercial construction. The materials and technology used in brick and stone masonry contribute to the strength, durability, energy efficiency, fire resistance, soundproofing, and style of each building. However, despite these advantages, masonry is vulnerable to specific kinds of damage that can weaken the structure and the accompanying benefits. DelPrete Masonry can help you prevent and treat the following common causes of masonry damage.  (more…)

Should You Build With Brick or Stone Masonry?

Friday, December 8th, 2023
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Should you build with brick or stone masonry? Consider the pros and cons.

Masonry is one of the oldest construction methods, and for good reason. Masonry materials like brick and stone are highly durable, and buildings constructed with these materials can last for hundreds of years. Masonry is best handled by professional masonry contractors, such as the ones at DelPrete Masonry. We have years of success building new brick and stone masonry projects. Consider the following factors if you wonder whether you should create your new property with brick or stone.  (more…)

How to Spot Problems in Your Brick Building’s Foundation

Thursday, November 30th, 2023
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Look for stair-step cracks that indicate problems with your brick building’s foundation.

Damaged foundations and cracked walls not only cause unsightly blemishes to your property and wreak havoc on your resale value but also make your building hazardous. Damage in the foundation can soon mean that the entire structure is not as stable as it should be. While some cracks you spot may be cosmetic damage and can quickly be fixed by a masonry expert, others may be a sign of a sinking foundation. If you spot problems in your brick building’s foundation, contact DelPrete Masonry for an inspection by a professional. We can recommend the best steps to return your building to safety. Remember the following tips when searching for cracks in your foundation.  (more…)

What Is Tuckpointing and When Is It Necessary?

Thursday, November 9th, 2023
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Tuckpointing is necessary when brick walls start cracking and crumbling.

When you notice masonry starting to weaken due to age or damage, repairs are necessary to avoid structural problems. At DelPrete Masonry, our masonry experts are familiar with the many methods used to restore brick buildings to their original beauty and stability. One of these methods is tuckpointing. Tuckpointing fills in mortar before more damage occurs and more moisture enters your structure. If you want to learn more about what tuckpointing services include and when you should call your contractor, keep reading.  (more…)

How Winter Weather May Impact Your Masonry

Friday, November 3rd, 2023
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Learn how winter weather may impact masonry and what to do about it.

Winter weather can cause damage to a number of everyday items and objects. The frigid temperatures and moisture present in the ice and snow that can fall during winter can also impact your masonry building. Masonry chimneys are often most vulnerable to water damage. While your masonry structures are designed to last many years, the harsh winter weather can be unforgiving. If you don’t inspect your masonry for problems like cracking and leaning, you may miss problems that become much larger once spring arrives. If you notice any of the following problems, contact the masonry professionals at DelPrete Masonry for attentive inspections and repairs.  (more…)

How Many Types of Brick Are There?

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
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Learn more about the different types of brick and how they are used.

There are numerous types of bricks to use when constructing a new brick building. Every kind of brick has its own advantages and drawbacks, so it is helpful to be familiar with the types of brick before deciding which best suits your needs. At DelPrete Masonry, our masonry experts understand the differences between all brick types and use our knowledge to guide our constructions and restorations.  (more…)

The Common Causes of Brick Discoloration

Thursday, September 21st, 2023
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Learn more about what causes brick discoloration, such as efflorescence.

Spotting brick discoloration or stains is not only an eyesore, but these colors can indicate serious problems. If you notice that the bricks in your building are stained, you should take action to restore the damage. The experienced masonry contractors at DelPrete Masonry can assess whether your brick walls need particular types of cleaning and which walls require more immediate attention. By understanding the common causes of brick discoloration and what each color indicates, you can more easily determine which repairs are needed.  (more…)

3 Reasons to Leave Masonry Repairs to the Professionals

Friday, September 15th, 2023
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Trust masonry repairs to the professionals for the best results.

Masonry is one of the most attractive building materials, and it’s easy to see why it remains so popular to this day. However, despite its impressive longevity, brick and stone do need to be properly maintained to avoid any issues. It can be tempting to tackle masonry repairs on your own to save some money, but it almost always leads to wasted time and more money spent in the long run. Here are three reasons you should always leave masonry repairs to the professionals.  (more…)

Which Type of Brick Wall is Best For Your Property?

Friday, July 14th, 2023
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Learn more about which type of brick wall is best for your property.

When preparing to construct a brick wall for your commercial property, it’s essential to understand the three primary types of brick wall constructions. Property owners can select between solid, cavity, and veneer brick walls. Each of these has unique characteristics that may make them suitable – or not – for your purposes. The experienced masonry and brick contractors at Del Prete Masonry can advise you on which type of brick wall is best for your desired style, longevity, and comfort. You can contact us at any time to learn more about the following types of brick walls.  (more…)