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Posts Tagged ‘ Commercial Brick Restoration ’

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

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
del prete masonry shouldn't neglect the brick on your commercial building

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…)

Restoring the Color of Faded Bricks

Friday, January 28th, 2022
Restoring the Color of Faded Bricks del prete masonry
One aspect of masonry restoration that can’t be undersold is restoring the color of faded bricks.

One aspect of masonry restoration that can’t be undersold is restoring the color of faded bricks. Because bricks are relatively maintenance-free, it isn’t a process that needs to happen often. However, exposure to the elements like rain, dirt, or sunlight can eventually cause your bricks to lose their bright, original color. Fortunately, through the power of masonry restoration, it’s possible to restore your bricks and make them shine just like they did the day they were made. Let’s take a look at this critical aspect of masonry restoration and see what the process of restoring color in faded bricks actually looks like.

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5 Benefits of Using Bricks

Friday, January 7th, 2022
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Brick is one of the most popular materials used for property exterior today.

Choosing a building material can be a daunting task. There are many materials out there with their own advantages. But, when you choose brick, your building is guaranteed to stand the test of time. Brick is one of the most popular materials used for property exterior today. It is well-known for its elegance, durability, and longevity. Here are just some of the benefits of using bricks in your building exterior.

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Everything You Need to Know About Masonry Restoration

Thursday, December 30th, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Masonry Restoration del prete masonry
The restoration and reparation of historic buildings is very important.

The restoration and reparation of a myriad of historical buildings is becoming increasingly more common and very important. In fact, restoring any old building — particularly preserving them for historical purposes can be quite the challenge. Many obstacles are bound to erupt — and most if not all — will likely have to do with the retaining structure and the walls themselves. The reality is, having a seasoned and experienced professional examine the historical building and build a plan to properly and effectively restore it can be the most worthwhile thing you do towards the success or effectiveness of the project itself. Ultimately, knowing the biggest challenges and pain points that are likely to come up when restoring a historical building can be the best way to properly approach the project overall. Here are some key things to understand when it comes to masonry restoration.

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Benefits of Brick Exteriors for Commercial Buildings

Friday, December 10th, 2021
Benefits of Brick Exteriors for Commercial Buildings del prete masonry
Designing your building’s exterior using bricks has multiple aesthetically and functionally advantages.

There is a lot to think about when finishing the exterior of your commercial building using brickwork. With various costs, designs, and sizes to choose from, it is a complicated process. But what stays the same is the clean, natural and beautiful look that bricks have to offer. Designing your building’s exterior using bricks has multiple aesthetically and functionally advantages. Let’s look at the benefits of brick exteriors for commercial buildings.

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Take Care of Your Brickwork Before Winter

Friday, December 3rd, 2021
Take Care of Your Brickwork Before Winter del prete masonry
If you live in an area with freezing temperatures, snow, ice, or rain, protecting your brickwork from the elements is essential.

Fall is quickly coming to an end, and winter is just around the corner. If you live or work in an area that experiences freezing temperatures, snow, ice, or rain, protecting your masonry and brickwork from the elements is essential. Be sure to finish up any needed repairs before the winter begins. This is because masonry repairs generally cannot be done when the weather is wet or below freezing. Here are some repairs that should definitely be done before the winter weather takes over.

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Preparing Your Chimney for Fall

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
Preparing Your Chimney for Fall del prete masonry
Over time, your masonry structures can show some signs of wear and tear.

With the cold weather quickly approaching, it is the perfect time to prepare your masonry chimney for the fall weather. Masonry is designed to last, which is why businesses and homeowners alike choose to go with brick in the first place. But over time, your masonry structures can show some signs of wear and tear. Preparing your chimney or fireplace for the season ensures that it will keep your home warmer, save energy costs, prevent fires, and more. Here are some tips for preparing your chimney for fall.

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What to Do About Bulging Bricks

Friday, November 5th, 2021
What to Do About Bulging Bricks del prete masonry
Bulging bricks are a common masonry issue caused by moisture leaking into the mortar joints of a brick wall.

Bulging bricks are a common masonry issue caused by moisture leaking into the mortar joints of a brick wall. It happens when the water swells and affects the integrity of the bricks. This issue typically comes to light after the winter months. You should contact a qualified mason for repairs as soon as the bulging wall appears. They will ensure that the wall doesn’t detach from the structure and collapse. Here are some tips for what to do if you notice your bricks bulging or bowing.

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How to Remove Mold From Bricks

Friday, October 29th, 2021
How to Remove Mold From Bricks del prete masonry
Mold is a common problem for brickwork because it doesn’t take much for it to grow in any environment.

Mold is a common problem for brickwork because it doesn’t take much for mold to grow in any environment. Whether your building is constructed with bricks or you have brick accents like walls, walkways, or stairs, you have likely seen mold at some point. Mold can thrive anywhere moisture remains for any length of time. Ignoring the mold will only allow it to grow more, negatively impacting the appearance of your brickwork as well as the strength and durability. Here are some tips for removing mold from bricks.

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5 Ways to Prevent Problems in Your Brickwork

Friday, October 22nd, 2021
5 Ways to Prevent Problems in Your Brickwork del prete masonry
Brick deterioration can ruin the appearance of a brick wall and impact its structural integrity.

Masonry buildings are built to be sturdy and long-lasting, but they are not indestructible. If your home or business has brickwork, it is essential that you perform regular maintenance to protect the structure from damage. However, unaddressed brick deterioration can ruin the appearance of a brick wall and impact its structural integrity. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to prevent brick deterioration from occurring in your home or business. Here are some tips for avoiding problems in your brickwork.

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