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Posts Tagged ‘ brick ’

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…)

How to Use Brick in Commercial Interior Design

Friday, June 23rd, 2023
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Explore the possibilities of using brick in commercial interior design.

Brick is one of the most timeless and versatile building materials, and it is used on the exterior of countless homes and businesses across the country. However, brick also has numerous interior uses. What are some different ways you can use brick in your commercial interior design?  (more…)

3 Masonry Materials for Commercial Construction

Friday, June 2nd, 2023
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Brick, stone, and concrete are the best masonry materials for a commercial construction project.

When building any commercial space using masonry, multiple materials can be appropriate for the job. It’s easy to assume that classic red bricks are the only common masonry materials, but that simply isn’t the case. Here are three masonry materials that are great for commercial construction projects.  (more…)

5 Commercial Masonry Problems And Their Solutions

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
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Learn how to take care of commercial masonry problems such as surface growths.

Masonry is one of the most sturdy building styles you can find. There is nothing like a well-built brick wall or stone fireplace to capture the strength and beauty of traditional buildings. However, masonry does have to be maintained to continue withstanding the ravages of time and weather, and failing to do this important work often leads to some significant issues. Read on for five of the most common commercial masonry problems you might encounter and some tips on correcting them.  (more…)

Everything You Want to Know About Masonry Chimney Repairs

Friday, May 19th, 2023
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Learn more about the masonry chimney repairs your chimney may need.

A properly-maintained chimney will serve your family for many years and make it easy to enjoy a safe, cozy fire on a cold winter’s day. However, part of maintenance is occasional repairs. Even if you take excellent care of your chimney, a certain amount of wear and tear is completely normal – and there is always the potential for unexpected accidents. What are some of the most common masonry chimney repairs, and what should every homeowner know?  (more…)

How Often Should You Apply Masonry Maintenance?

Friday, May 12th, 2023
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How often should you apply masonry maintenance? Consider these tips.

If you’re looking for a versatile exterior that can add historical and contemporary value to the outside of a building, you may want to consider brick. As a material, brick is sturdy and energy-efficient—and while it will last you for quite some time, there is a bit of maintenance you need to consider. The most important aspect of masonry maintenance is knowing what you need to know. What damage looks like, how cleaning works, and what processes you may need to use are all critical elements of masonry maintenance. Thankfully, we have the scoop on all things related to masonry maintenance so you can keep your brick in top condition. (more…)

What You Can Do to Restore Faded Brick Exteriors

Friday, May 5th, 2023
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Efflorescence can causes faded brick exteriors and additional structural problems.

Brick exteriors are beloved for how attractive they are and how versatile they are, but they do require a certain amount of maintenance. One common type of damage that you might experience is fading. How can you restore faded brick exteriors around your property? Read on to learn more!  (more…)

3 Types Of Brick Wall Constructions

Friday, April 21st, 2023
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Consider the three type of brick wall constructions you may use for your building.

If you’re looking for ways to enhance the look of your commercial or residential building, you are likely considering many different masonry options. There are many ways that masonry can improve a building, including making it stronger and more beautiful, and one of the most classic looks that people opt for is achieved with brick wall constructions. Brick constructions are any masonry project that uses bricks, and brick walls are the most popular. However, before diving into a brick construction project, it is crucial to truly understand the options available. Even with just brick constructions (and not other types of masonry, of which there are many), there are three main types of brick walls that you might consider for your commercial or residential property.  (more…)