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Archive for the ‘ Masonry Restoration ’ Category

Tips for Preserving Long-Lasting Masonry Structures in Maryland

Monday, November 28th, 2022
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Here are some helpful tips for preserving long-lasting masonry structures in Maryland.

There are a few secrets you can use to ensure your Maryland masonry building outlives you! Masonry structures have been durable for many centuries. However, that only signifies your masonry structure will last forever with proper maintenance. Here are some helpful tips for preserving long-lasting masonry structures in Maryland. (more…)

Why do Chimney Bricks Crack?

Friday, August 12th, 2022
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Do you wonder why your chimney bricks crack?

Do you wonder why your chimney bricks crack? Over time, bricks need maintenance to keep them in good condition. It’s only natural for brick chimneys to form cracks due to weather, regular use, and other elements. The inside walls of a chimney are not always visible, letting early cracks and signs of alarming discoloration to become unnoticed. That’s why it’s essential to inspect your chimney routinely. This article explains why chimney bricks crack and provides possible solutions for maintaining your brick chimney functioning well. (more…)

How to Prepare Your Chimney for Fall

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
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Make sure to perform these simple steps to prepare your chimney for fall.

It’s never too early to prepare your chimney for the fall weather. Prepping your chimney for the fall season ensures that it will maintain your home warmer, preserve energy, and more. Make sure to perform these simple steps to prepare your chimney for fall. (more…)

What Is Lintel Deterioration and What Causes It?

Friday, June 17th, 2022
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Avoiding cracks in masonry is a great way to prevent lintel deterioration.

Brick is commonly used due to its durability. Mainly since builders frequently provide their strength with components such as steel. However, brick and steel buildings tend to wear and tear over time. Most property owners don’t realize that lintel deterioration is possible and may cause damage to the appearance of a structure if left untreated. (more…)

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect the Brick on Your Commercial Building

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
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Although brick is durable, you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building.

We know brick is a durable construction material; however, you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building. Regular upkeep and yearly inspections should occur to lengthen the lifespan of brick blocks. This week’s blog will discuss why you shouldn’t neglect the brick on your commercial building. (more…)

Are You in Need of a Towson Maryland Stone Floor Restoration for Special Occasions?

Friday, May 13th, 2022
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At Del Prete Masonry, we provide natural stone restoration services to commercial businesses.

Do you need stone floor restoration services for an event happening in your Maryland commercial building? At Del Prete Masonry, we can enhance the natural beauty of your granite, marble, limestone, and other stone surfaces. You may need more than a cleaning if your stone floor has been neglected.  (more…)

The Importance of Moisture Control in Masonry Structures

Friday, April 29th, 2022
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Harsh weather can damage the walls in masonry structures if moisture control isn’t adequately performed.

Masonry structures require attention and long-term care to keep their structural integrity and pleasing appearance. Harsh weather can damage the stone and brick walls if moisture control isn’t adequately performed. Moisture control in masonry buildings is an essential concern for pre-war buildings and older structures that have handled years of Maryland winters. (more…)

The Importance of Masonry Repointing

Friday, March 11th, 2022
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The importance of masonry repointing can prevent further damages to existing disintegrating walls in a structure.

While mortar lasts long, it does wear out with time, and then maintenance is necessary to keep the wall of a building sealed. To replace the masonry in a disintegrating wall, the process of repointing must be completed. Unsure what your masonry structure needs? Read on for some notes on the importance of masonry repointing.  (more…)

Historic Masonry Restoration: The Benefits and Importance of Hiring Professionals

Monday, January 31st, 2022
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Consider the benefits of a professional masonry restoration.

Historic masonry restoration involves preserving the integrity and character of older buildings and structures. Landmark buildings are necessary to keep around because people have a connection to the past and bear witness to a particular town’s aesthetic and cultural values. It’s a rewarding process but comes with many challenges when you don’t hire a professional. Fortunately, DelPrete Masonry’s skilled artisans have the expertise, resources, and tools to execute historic masonry restoration masterfully. Here is a further look at the importance of hiring professionals and the overall benefits of historic preservation  (more…)

Everything You Need to Know About Masonry Restoration

Thursday, December 30th, 2021
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The restoration and reparation of historic buildings is very important.

The restoration and reparation of a myriad of historical buildings is becoming increasingly more common and very important. In fact, restoring any old building — particularly preserving them for historical purposes can be quite the challenge. Many obstacles are bound to erupt — and most if not all — will likely have to do with the retaining structure and the walls themselves. The reality is, having a seasoned and experienced professional examine the historical building and build a plan to properly and effectively restore it can be the most worthwhile thing you do towards the success or effectiveness of the project itself. Ultimately, knowing the biggest challenges and pain points that are likely to come up when restoring a historical building can be the best way to properly approach the project overall. Here are some key things to understand when it comes to masonry restoration.

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