When it comes to masonry construction, there is a lot that goes into making sure that a masonry structure is in sound condition and will last a lifetime. And putting careful thought into all the aspects of a masonry construction project is well worth it. Particularly in Maryland, the weather can be a significant influence on how construction proceeds. Here are some examples of how the weather could affect your masonry construction project.
It might not seem like wind would be much of a factor in masonry construction, but in the case of high winds, there could be some issues. Some larger tools for masonry construction, like cranes, can become too unstable in high winds and dangerous to operate. In some cases, a masonry contractor might decide to postpone construction if the wind is too strong that day.
The average person might not know that mortar needs to stay above a certain temperature in order to set correctly. This, in part, has to do with the hydration in the mortar that keeps it at the right consistency. If the weather is so cold that it causes masonry materials to freeze, then it will take extra time to thaw everything for construction. A good masonry contractor knows that preheated bricks are an excellent way around these issues, but it takes advance planning.
On the other hand, if the weather is too hot, it won’t be suitable for masonry construction. Dry heat, specifically, is bad for mortar because it will cause it to dry out too fast, which could lead to a more brittle set and weaker bonds. Because masonry materials need an optimal temperature, it’s good to discuss with a professional when you are looking to start a masonry construction project.
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If you are ready to upgrade your home or commercial building with professional masonry installation or replacement, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.