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How to Prepare for a Historical Masonry Restoration

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Consider these factors before a historical masonry restoration.

Historical buildings give us a chance to step back in time and marvel at the architectural techniques that were used many years ago. Masonry is one of the most prominent building techniques that can stand the test of time. However, bricks and other types of masonry require proper maintenance to keep structures strong. If you’re preparing for historical masonry restoration, here are some of the ways that you can get ready. 

Determine the Problem

Before you can schedule your historical masonry restoration, you need to know the places around your property that are most in need of repair. DelPrete Masonry can visit your property and inspect things to help you locate problem areas if you are not sure what to look for. Because every part of your structure works together to keep the building strong and intact, even small cracks and mortar deterioration can require remediation and restoration. 

Know the History

When performing historical masonry restoration, you also need to consider the history of the building and the location. If you are located in a historic district, it is very likely that there are specific rules that you need to follow when restoring or renovating your property. Do your research ahead of time so that you are able to follow the requirements of the historic society and preserve the style and character of the building. 

Clean the Right Way

Are you going to clean the bricks as part of your historical masonry restoration? Make sure that you clean them the right way! If you are using a pressure washer, having the wrong cleaner in it or the pressure too high could do permanent structural damage to the brick and your building. It’s best to speak with a professional, like the team at DelPrete Masonry, before you choose a specific tool or method to clean your brick. We can walk you through a variety of special considerations to ensure that you don’t do any damage. 


Whether you are ready to start your next masonry project or are still hesitant and have questions, DelPrete Masonry is here to help. We have the experience and expertise to get it right the first time. Questions? Want to visit some of our residential or commercial projects? Ready to set up a consultation? Feel free to give us a call at 410-683-0650 or visit us online. We are happy to serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and to keep up with our new and exciting projects, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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