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Archive for the ‘ Masonry Construction ’ Category

Understanding the Function and Importance of Masonry Flashing

Thursday, October 26th, 2023
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Masonry flashing is used to prevent moisture from penetrating your building.

Your masonry building relies on many individual parts that keep the structure sound. Over time, the individual parts degrade and must be repaired. Some issues are so apparent that you can notice them in time to fix them. However, some more serious problems may not be noticeable until after considerable damage has already been done. Masonry flashing is often installed to prevent long-lasting water damage. To determine when your flashing may need to be repaired by DelPrete Masonry, it first helps to understand the function and importance of masonry flashing. (more…)

Prevent These 4 Causes of Commercial Masonry Leaks

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023
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Repointing is one way to fix commercial masonry leaks.

Masonry is known for its durability and sturdiness, but as long-lasting as good commercial masonry work can be, it’s not impervious to issues. If not properly maintained (which includes regular cleaning and other maintenance), moisture can make its way into brick or stone and potentially cause real problems. Once you discover commercial masonry leaks, you must take care of them quickly. Thankfully, we have four common causes of commercial masonry leaks detailed below, which can help you know what to look for and how to prevent the problem from getting out of hand. (more…)

How to Prevent Masonry Moisture Damage

Friday, April 28th, 2023
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Learn what you can do to prevent masonry moisture damage.

Masonry can last for decades if properly cared for, but one of the biggest obstacles to properly maintaining your masonry is moisture. Moisture is one of the enemies of stone and brick, and improper moisture management can lead to permanent damage that requires expensive repairs. What are some of the best ways to prevent masonry moisture damage at your property? (more…)

How to Determine the Best Masonry Materials for Your Building

Thursday, April 13th, 2023
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Consider these factors to find the best masonry materials for your next project.

Every construction material comes with its share of risks and strategies. You’ll have to decide which type of masonry is best for your project, whether you’re constructing a new structure or enhancing your current building. Each variety has pros and cons to consider if you want your construction project to go as planned. Speaking with a professional masonry contractor is the best way to learn about different masonry products. In the meantime, we offer you this blog to read. Here is how to determine the best masonry materials for your building.  (more…)

Why Wall Flashing Is A Crucial Part Of Masonry

Friday, March 31st, 2023
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Wall flashing is essential for preventing moisture from seeping into masonry construction.

In every masonry building, the wall flashing is a hugely important but often overlooked and unappreciated component. This component of the walls is most often (but not exclusively) made of metal, and it is installed in the walls to divert as much moisture away from the surface of the masonry as possible. Wall flashing is the modern solution to this problem, replacing older tactics like recesses and corbels. But why work so hard to keep the moisture out? Why is the wall flashing so crucial? Let’s find out.  (more…)

3 Reasons to Build Commercial Buildings with Masonry

Friday, March 24th, 2023
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Discover the appeal of building commercial buildings with masonry.

If you are building the perfect space for your business, there are many different decisions that you will need to make. One of the most critical decisions is what type of building materials you will use. Many businesses still standing today use masonry, whether they were built a decade ago or a century ago. What are some of the reasons why many companies choose to build commercial buildings with masonry?  (more…)

Signs that Building Masonry Repairs Should be on Your Radar

Friday, March 10th, 2023
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Is it time for building masonry repairs? Look for these signs.

Many people only look into masonry repairs after a building faces inclement weather or a direct impact. However, you must regularly check the masonry to ensure your commercial structure is structurally sound and at its best. Bricks and stones are durable materials that can last for years and years. However, even these robust materials will break down after a while. 

When masonry damage begins, it’s easy to miss until significant problems happen. You can avoid costly repairs if you catch minor issues early. Here are some signs that building masonry repairs should be on your radar.  (more…)

3 Types of Masonry for Commercial Buildings

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
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Explore the three popular types of masonry available for your commercial building.

Commercial buildings come in all shapes and sizes and can be built with numerous materials. If you are still trying to determine the best material for your commercial building, consider masonry. Brick, concrete, and stone can all provide unique aesthetic and practical benefits. Which of these types of masonry is best for your new construction project? Consider the advantages of each and then plan your best masonry project with DelPrete Masonry.  (more…)

Ways to Keep Your Business Open During Masonry Repairs

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022
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Del Prete Masonry can help you determine if and how to keep your business open during masonry repairs.

Maryland masonry repairs cost your business money, and these costs increase if you’re unable to stay open for business during construction. Working in small zones and limiting construction hours are some ways to keep your business open during masonry repairs. So, you must hire a reputable masonry company with knowledge of working in commercial locations. Del Prete Masonry can help you determine if and how to keep your business open during masonry repairs. (more…)

Summer is the Perfect Time for Masonry Repairs

Friday, July 1st, 2022
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This article will discuss why summer is the perfect time for masonry repairs.

Summer is the perfect time for masonry repairs, from walkways to chimneys and home exteriors to walls. As a homeowner, you know masonry projects are built for durability, but elements impact even the well-constructed masonry projects. The issue is that these masonry problems form slowly, which means a professional inspection must ensure no minor issues will cause significant problems for your home. This article will discuss why summer is the perfect time for masonry repairs. (more…)