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Posts Tagged ‘ Commercial brick repair ’

Understanding the Process of Brick Laying

Friday, September 9th, 2022
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This article will explain the process of bricklaying and how you can have the best-looking brick in your neighborhood.

Although masonry work overwhelms you, there’s something fantastic about observing an experienced bricklayer working. They smoothly apply the mortar in thick layers before adding the bricks to the stack. In addition, the process of bricklaying must be handled with attention to detail, knowledge, and the right equipment. This article will explain the process of bricklaying and how you can have the best-looking brick in your neighborhood. (more…)

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect the Brick on Your Commercial Building

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
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Although brick is durable, you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building.

We know brick is a durable construction material; however, you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building. Regular upkeep and yearly inspections should occur to lengthen the lifespan of brick blocks. This week’s blog will discuss why you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building. (more…)

Practical Tips to Care for Your Bricks

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022
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Properly caring for your bricks will increase their longevity and boost their appearance.

Without a doubt, bricks are built to last a long time. They are seen everywhere, from walls to pavements, but bricks have their fair share of setbacks even with their usefulness. And in places with harsh winters and hot summers, bricks are prone to blemishes. We’ve created an article full of tips you can use to care for bricks properly. (more…)

The Benefits of Commercial Brick Repair

Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Keep your bricks looking beautiful for years to come with the proper commercial brick repair.

Whether you just purchased a historic building, found a fixer-upper, or have been in an aging property for a long time, you may not realize that seemingly small issues with your brick masonry may indicate huge problems for you now or in the future. By getting commercial brick repair done today, you can insure your beautiful brick will both embellish and support your building for years to come.


Concerned About Cracking

If your brick masonry has lines distributed through it that look like the side view of a flight of stairs, it’s time to repair the cracking before it becomes a bigger problem. Cracking along mortar joints can indicate foundation problems that may require major repairs. Cracking can also suggest more minor issues like an initial design flaw, deterioration, or settlement.


Check the Chimney

Even businesses and homes that do not have all-over brick masonry may have brick chimneys. While chimneys are self-supporting structures, if they are not properly cared for they can lose their ability to support the building and potentially damage the surrounding structure. It can be easy to put off chimney repairs since they seem costly and unnecessary, but getting a brick repair specialist to examine the structure is your best bet to prevent problems down the road.



This symptom indicates a major structural issue. If any part of the building or home appears to be leaning forward or to the side, it is vital to address the issue immediately. The section of wall or chimney that looks unstable today can turn in to an entire building that is unstable and legally uninhabitable tomorrow.


Unsecured Walls

Unsecured walls are another urgent problem for your business property. You may need this type of commercial brick repair if corners were cut before or after you acquired the property. Many times historical properties undergoing renovation or restoration need walls reconnected to make the building safe again. Before you worry about cosmetic concerns, make sure you tackle structural issues!



You may not notice a leak until after a particularly bad thunderstorm or flash flood, but once it’s there it should be addressed as quickly as possible to prevent more harm to your business. A leak in the wall will eventually lead to building-wide deterioration and can be quickly resolved with our expertise (and prevented in the future with waterproofing services).



Stains are expected as your masonry ages and a great and cost-effective way to spruce up your building’s appearance is by getting your bricks restored or repointed. Brick is a beautiful and historic building material and by properly caring for your brick, your business can shine from the foundation to the façade.


Searching for an Expert in Commercial Brick Repair?

If you are worried about leaning or just want to get your brick looking brand new, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our commercial brick repair 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.