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Archive for the ‘ Brick ’ Category

How Can the Brickwork’s Age Influence its Stability?

Thursday, October 27th, 2022
del prete masonry brickwork's age can influence its stability

This blog post will discuss how the brickwork’s age can influence its stability.

The age of your Maryland brickwork will impact numerous things, such as its overall strength and necessary repair processes. Brickwork can last centuries with proper maintenance and repairs. This starts with understanding your brickwork’s unique makeup. For one, there has been a shift in mortar mixtures and application processes over the years. Knowing when to use age-old techniques and when to utilize newer methods of brickwork restoration is vital, which is why it’s best to hire an experienced mason professional like Del Prete Masonry! This blog post will discuss how the brickwork’s age can influence its stability. (more…)

Enhance Your Curb Appeal with Bricks

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
del prete masonry enhance your curb appeal with bricks

Let’s explore some ways to help you enhance your curb appeal with bricks.

There are many options when constructing a solid exterior for your commercial building, but they may have several downsides of which you are unaware. Durability, strength, and resilience towards natural elements frequently outweigh other factors when selecting materials for your property’s exterior. Fortunately, you don’t have to dwell anymore because, with bricks, you can create almost any design style for your building’s exterior. Let’s explore some ways to help you enhance your curb appeal with bricks. (more…)

Understanding the Process of Brick Laying

Friday, September 9th, 2022
del prete masonry process of brick laying

This article will explain the process of bricklaying and how you can have the best-looking brick in your neighborhood.

Although masonry work overwhelms you, there’s something fantastic about observing an experienced bricklayer working. They smoothly apply the mortar in thick layers before adding the bricks to the stack. In addition, the process of bricklaying must be handled with attention to detail, knowledge, and the right equipment. This article will explain the process of bricklaying and how you can have the best-looking brick in your neighborhood. (more…)

Pros and Cons: Can I Paint Brick?

Friday, July 15th, 2022
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Learn whether or not you can paint brick.

Have you ever thought your brick property needs a new paint job? Whether you want to repaint your building or want to enhance its appearance, painting brick is not as simple. Keep reading to learn whether or not you can paint brick. (more…)

Reasons for Chimney Fires and How to Prevent them

Friday, July 8th, 2022
del prete masonry chimney fires

Free burning and slow-burning are two types of chimney fires.

When was the last time your chimney was professionally inspected and maintained? Your chimney is a vital feature in your home, particularly during winter. While chimneys do provide a chance for a warm and cozy fire, they can also cause dangerous chimney fires without proper attention. This article will explain the causes of chimney fires and how to prevent them. (more…)

Remodeling Your Home with Bricks

Thursday, June 9th, 2022
del prete masonry remodeling your home with bricks

This article discusses remodeling your home with bricks.

The process can be challenging while remodeling your home with bricks. Fortunately, there are different ways around each challenge. Just like other materials, bricks are ideal for types of remodeling, whether it’s residential or commercial property remodeling. Let’s look into remodeling your home with bricks. (more…)

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
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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.

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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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