Although masonry structures can hold up against natural weathering for years, even the most durable structures are not immune to water damage. Moisture accumulation is an issue that is as easily overlooked as it can be fixed. But leaving excess water, whether from heavy rains or leaky pipes, can lead to a number of problems.
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Demolition is the first step when it comes to remodeling both residential and commercial spaces. After you and your designer have come up with the perfect design for the space, next comes the process or tearing down what’s there to build the space up again. It can be a dangerous process but with the right tools and a functional process, you can get the work done in a timely and safe manner. (more…)
At some point, every commercial and residential building with beautiful exterior masonry will need to be repointed. Repointing is the process of replacing the mortar in between bricks and prevents the building from water damage. The quality of the mortar surrounding your masonry has a direct effect on the stability and longevity of the bricks, so repointing is an essential part of brick wall maintenance. (more…)
Tuckpointing is a way to remove old mortar between bricks and replace it with fresh new mortar. This is necessary if your brickwork is old and the mortar is crumbling. Adding new mortar can improve the structural integrity of old or antique brickwork. If you are considering tuckpointing some old brickwork, here are a few tips to consider. (more…)
Baltimore is city that is fraught with history. We were one of the first port cities in America and we are remain the proud home of the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Charm City still lives up to its name with lovely historic areas such as Mt. Vernon, Federal Hill, and Fells Point. Many of the buildings are made of brick and that brick can crumble if not properly cared for. We must care for it because it is part of our history and that history is irreplaceable. We can, however restore it. (more…)