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Posts Tagged ‘ brick ’

What Wall Flashing Does for Masonry Projects

Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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Learn more about what wall flashing does for masonry projects.

When it comes to masonry projects, ensuring the longevity and durability of the structure is crucial. One element that plays a vital role in protecting masonry buildings from moisture damage is wall flashing. Often overlooked, wall flashing is an essential component that safeguards masonry walls against water infiltration, ensuring they remain structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing for years to come. At DelPrete Masonry, we understand the importance of quality wall flashing in masonry projects. Here are the key advantages of incorporating wall flashing into your masonry work. (more…)

What Makes Masonry a Sustainable Building Solution

Friday, May 31st, 2024
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Learn more about what makes masonry a sustainable building solution.

In an era where sustainability is a key consideration in construction, masonry stands out as an exemplary building solution. Combining durability with eco-friendly attributes, masonry construction offers numerous benefits that align with green building practices. At DelPrete Masonry, we are committed to promoting sustainable construction methods that benefit the environment and enhance the longevity and efficiency of buildings. Here’s a closer look at why masonry is a sustainable building solution. (more…)

Tips for Restoring the Color of Faded Brick Walls

Friday, May 24th, 2024
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Take these steps to restore the color of your faded brick walls.

Brick walls exude a timeless charm and durability that few other materials can match. However, exposure to the elements over time can cause brick walls to fade, losing their vibrant color and appeal. Restoring the color of faded brick walls not only revitalizes the appearance of your property but also helps protect the structural integrity of the masonry. At DelPrete Masonry, we specialize in constructing and restoring brick constructions. Here are some expert tips to help you restore the color of faded brick walls. (more…)

Use Tuckpointing to Protect Brick Buildings From Spring Showers

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024
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Use tuckpointing to protect brick buildings from moisture and water damage this season.

Tuckpointing is an essential part of maintaining durable and attractive brick buildings. Tuckpointing is especially necessary in preventing water damage and structural issues. Over time, mortar joints in brick and stone walls can deteriorate, leading to cracks and gaps that let water into the building. This intrusion can lead to significant damage, including weakening the entire structure and the growth of mold and mildew. You can count on the masonry experts at DelPrete Masonry to provide tuckpointing that protects brick buildings from spring showers.  (more…)

Do Your Bricks Have Winter Damage? Look for These Signs

Friday, March 22nd, 2024
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Has winter damage shown up on your bricks? Look for these tell-tale signs.

As spring finally emerges, it’s time to assess the condition of your property’s brickwork. Winter can be harsh on masonry, leading to various types of damage that not only compromises the aesthetics of your building but also poses potential hazards. As a commercial masonry contractor, DelPrete Masonry understands the importance of promptly identifying and addressing winter damage. In this blog, we’ll explore some common signs of winter damage to bricks, why it’s hazardous, and what solutions are available to rectify it. (more…)

The Top Methods for Brick Restoration This Spring

Friday, March 8th, 2024
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Does your building need brick restoration this spring? DelPrete Masonry can help.

As winter chill begins to fade, spring brings the perfect opportunity to assess and revitalize the exterior of your brick buildings. No matter what the purpose of your brick building is, maintaining the integrity of brick structures is crucial for their longevity and aesthetic appeal. In this blog, we’ll explore the top methods for restoring brick this spring, ensuring that your property stands the test of time. If you notice the need for brick restoration this spring, contact DelPrete Masonry professionals for the best services.  (more…)

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…)