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Posts Tagged ‘ masonry restoration ’

How to Prepare for a Historical Masonry Restoration

Friday, August 18th, 2023
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Consider these factors before a historical masonry restoration.

Historical buildings give us a chance to step back in time and marvel at the architectural techniques that were used many years ago. Masonry is one of the most prominent building techniques that can stand the test of time. However, bricks and other types of masonry require proper maintenance to keep structures strong. If you’re preparing for historical masonry restoration, here are some of the ways that you can get ready.  (more…)

The Differences Between Masonry Restoration and Repair

Thursday, July 20th, 2023
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Learn more about the difference between masonry restoration and repairs, and when they are needed.

Masonry is a construction method that uses cement mortar to hold bricks or stones together. If you own a building composed of bricks or stones, you may need masonry repair at one point or another. However, sometimes masonry restoration describes the services that are required. Restoration serves to freshen up masonry that is showing the signs of aging and wear and tear that comes with it. What are the differences between masonry restoration and repair? Del Prete Masonry can provide our clients with both varieties of services, so their masonry buildings can remain beautiful and functional.  (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…)

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…)

The Best Reasons to Hire a Professional Masonry Repair Service

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
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When your building needs repairs, trust a professional masonry repair service.

If you have noticed cracks, chips, or other issues plaguing your masonry, you may be tempted to handle the problem yourself. After all, any chance to cut costs is good, right? When it comes to repairing masonry, investing in a professional repair service can help you save extra expenses down the line while also ensuring that your commercial building is restored correctly and is not at risk for further damage. Masonry is a delicate skill honed over years of experience. For this reason and the benefits listed below, we recommend calling the professional masonry repair service at DelPrete Masonry when you need maintenance.  (more…)

Why Contact Del Prete Masonry for Your Maryland Property?

Thursday, March 31st, 2022
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Do you plan to revamp your property in Maryland?
Contact Del Prete Masonry today!

Do you plan to revamp your property in Maryland? Well, it’s better to hire a professional masonry company, especially if bricks are included in the project. Doing so guarantees quality renovation. Let’s find out why you should call Del Prete Masonry to work its magic on your property. (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 Importance of Masonry Repointing

Friday, March 11th, 2022
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The importance of masonry repointing can prevent further damages to existing disintegrating walls in a structure.

While mortar lasts long, it does wear out with time, and then maintenance is necessary to keep the wall of a building sealed. To replace the masonry in a disintegrating wall, the process of repointing must be completed. Unsure what your masonry structure needs? Read on for some notes on the importance of masonry repointing.  (more…)

Historic Masonry Restoration: The Benefits and Importance of Hiring Professionals

Monday, January 31st, 2022
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Consider the benefits of a professional masonry restoration.

Historic masonry restoration involves preserving the integrity and character of older buildings and structures. Landmark buildings are necessary to keep around because people have a connection to the past and bear witness to a particular town’s aesthetic and cultural values. It’s a rewarding process but comes with many challenges when you don’t hire a professional. Fortunately, DelPrete Masonry’s skilled artisans have the expertise, resources, and tools to execute historic masonry restoration masterfully. Here is a further look at the importance of hiring professionals and the overall benefits of historic preservation  (more…)

Restoring the Color of Faded Bricks

Friday, January 28th, 2022
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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.