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Archive for the ‘ Masonry Construction ’ Category

What Wall Flashing Does for Masonry Projects

Thursday, June 13th, 2024
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Learn more about what wall flashing does for masonry projects.

When it comes to masonry projects, ensuring the longevity and durability of the structure is crucial. One element that plays a vital role in protecting masonry buildings from moisture damage is wall flashing. Often overlooked, wall flashing is an essential component that safeguards masonry walls against water infiltration, ensuring they remain structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing for years to come. At DelPrete Masonry, we understand the importance of quality wall flashing in masonry projects. Here are the key advantages of incorporating wall flashing into your masonry work. (more…)

What Makes Masonry a Sustainable Building Solution

Friday, May 31st, 2024
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Learn more about what makes masonry a sustainable building solution.

In an era where sustainability is a key consideration in construction, masonry stands out as an exemplary building solution. Combining durability with eco-friendly attributes, masonry construction offers numerous benefits that align with green building practices. At DelPrete Masonry, we are committed to promoting sustainable construction methods that benefit the environment and enhance the longevity and efficiency of buildings. Here’s a closer look at why masonry is a sustainable building solution. (more…)

The Critical Components of New Masonry Construction

Thursday, April 25th, 2024
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The following components should be included in your new masonry construction project.

When constructing a new building, you cannot ignore the timeless allure and enduring strength of masonry. Whether you want to create the rustic charm of brick or the elegant sophistication of natural stone, new masonry construction will stand as a testament to craftsmanship and durability. But what are the essential ingredients for a successful masonry project? At DelPrete Masonry, we have led countless masonry construction projects over the years and know what it takes to produce successful results. Let’s explore the critical components that make new masonry construction stand the test of time. (more…)

Planning Masonry Construction With Moisture Control in Mind

Friday, March 29th, 2024
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Keep these factors in mind when planning masonry construction with moisture control.

Masonry construction has stood the test of time as one of the most durable and aesthetically pleasing building methods. However, moisture infiltration can pose a significant threat to the integrity and longevity of masonry structures. Masonry construction with moisture control in mind is crucial to mitigate potential damage and ensure the longevity of the building. Let’s explore effective strategies for controlling moisture during masonry construction with DelPrete Masonry. (more…)

4 Reasons to Trust the Professionals for New Masonry Construction

Friday, February 9th, 2024
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Trust the professionals at DelPrete Masonry for new masonry construction.

When it comes to constructing durable, aesthetically pleasing structures, masonry stands out as a timeless and reliable choice. No matter the type of building you are planning, the importance of skilled masonry work cannot be overstated. While the DIY trend is gaining popularity, some tasks are best left to the professionals. DelPrete Masonry experts have the knowledge and expertise to construct a beautiful, durable masonry building. We work with brick, block, natural stone, precast stone, and other materials to design an appealing building from the ground up. When you trust the professionals at DelPrete Masonry with your new masonry construction, you enjoy the following advantages.  (more…)

How to Use Structural Commercial Masonry Walls

Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Learn more about the advantages of structural commercial masonry walls.

In the realm of construction, the use of commercial masonry walls has stood the test of time, providing unparalleled strength, durability, and aesthetic appeal. Masonry has been a cornerstone of architecture for centuries, and its structural applications in commercial buildings continue to evolve. At DelPrete Masonry, our masonry contractors know the best practices for creating sturdy, beautiful commercial masonry walls. Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of utilizing structural commercial masonry walls, exploring their benefits, design considerations, and best practices for implementation. (more…)

6 Common Causes of Masonry Damage

Thursday, December 14th, 2023
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Learn more about the causes of masonry damage to look out for.

Masonry structures are always a popular choice in residential and commercial construction. The materials and technology used in brick and stone masonry contribute to the strength, durability, energy efficiency, fire resistance, soundproofing, and style of each building. However, despite these advantages, masonry is vulnerable to specific kinds of damage that can weaken the structure and the accompanying benefits. DelPrete Masonry can help you prevent and treat the following common causes of masonry damage.  (more…)

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…)