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Posts Tagged ‘ efflorescence ’

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…)

Is It Time to Restore Your Masonry Building? Look for These Signs

Friday, February 2nd, 2024
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When is it time to restore your masonry building? Look for signs like discoloration and efflorescence.

Masonry buildings have a timeless charm, but they can show signs of their age over time. Whether your structure is made of classic brick or elegant stone, regular maintenance, and timely restoration are crucial to preserving its beauty and structural integrity. As a commercial masonry contractor specializing in brick and stonework, DelPrete Masonry understands the importance of recognizing signs that indicate that it is time to restore your masonry building. Here’s a guide to help you identify these signs and ensure your masonry building stands strong for years. (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…)

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…)

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…)

Dealing with Brick Efflorescence

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Newly constructed brick masonry may have brick efflorescence occur.

Have you ever seen brickwork with powdery scum on it that’s white, brown, green or yellow? That’s what masons call efflorescence. Efflorescence has been a masonry problem for thousands of years, and occurs when deposits of water-soluble salts are left on the surface of the bricks as water evaporates. This usually happens about a month after a building is constructed, but sometimes as long as a year after completion. (more…)