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Archive for the ‘ Brick ’ Category

3 Creative Ways to Add Burnt Clay Bricks to Your Home

Friday, May 6th, 2022
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Adding clay burnt bricks to your home can have long lasting benefits.

Incorporating burnt clay bricks into your home has durable benefits. There are several reasons why bricks are continuously used for construction purposes. One of them is that it increases your home’s curb appeal. Here are four great ways to add burnt clay bricks to your property. (more…)

Considering a Brick Driveway

Friday, February 11th, 2022
Man laying bricks on a new house
You may be thinking about adding a brick driveway to your property. This is likely because the timeless look will complement so many different architectural styles, building materials, and design decisions out there.

You may be thinking about adding a brick driveway to your property. This is likely because the timeless look will complement so many different architectural styles, building materials, and design decisions out there. Considering brick pavers but aren’t sure where to start? As often as we may see brick driveways, we may not know much about them at all. We’re here with the answers so you can decide whether a brick driveway is right for you and go into the process knowing much more than you did before.

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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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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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How To Properly Known Your Bricks Need To Be Replaced

Friday, November 19th, 2021
How To Properly Known Your Bricks Need To Be Replaced del prete masonry
Bricks will inevitably require maintenance, repair, and upkeep to keep them up to date.

Bricks are incredibly timeless. In fact, many people use bricks as a material because they want their property to withstand the test of time. Brick is a wonderfully durable and versatile material. The reality is, bricks will inevitably require maintenance, repair, and upkeep to keep them up to date. Ultimately, minor damage may include the need to seal cracks, while more significant issues require installation and support beams. Whatever the issues, you will want to tackle them head-on and quickly before the bricks start to hinder the structure’s foundation. Here are a few key signs that your bricks are in desperate need of replacing.

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Preparing Your Chimney for Fall

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
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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
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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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How to Fix Spalling Bricks

Friday, October 15th, 2021
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Spalling bricks are a common sign of masonry failure, and if not addressed properly, it can cause more serious issues down the road.

Brick masonry is a beautiful form of architecture, and many homeowners elect to have masonry in their homes. Unfortunately, masonry is not indestructible, and it can be prone to damage over time. Spalling bricks are a common sign of masonry failure, and if not addressed properly, it can cause more serious issues down the road. Here are some tips on how to fix spalling bricks.

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Cracked Bricks: Causes and Solutions

Friday, October 1st, 2021
Cracked Bricks: Causes and Solutions del prete masonry
If you notice that some of the brick on your building is starting to crack or crumble, it could be cause for concern.

If you notice that some of the brick on your building is starting to crack or crumble, it could be cause for concern. Cracked bricks are a common problem for brick walls. While this issue does not always indicate serious structural damage, it can make the structure susceptible to water damage and mold. It is essential to identify the cause of the brick cracking so you can fix the issue and take preventative measures to ensure that cracking does not occur in the future. Let’s go over the causes of cracked bricks and how to fix them.

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