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Posts Tagged ‘ Baltimore masonry ’

Determining When to Replace or Repair Concrete: Part Two

Friday, August 5th, 2022
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Call Del Prete Masonry immediately to determine whether we should replace or repair the concrete.

Cracks in your concrete come in various shapes and sizes. It’s common for foundation cracks to develop within the first year of new construction. Mostly near windows, the corners of the floors or walls, or in the longer sections of your concrete. If cracks become larger or allow water to enter, call Del Prete Masonry immediately to determine whether we should replace or repair the concrete. (more…)

What to Research When Looking for the Right Masonry Contractor

Friday, June 3rd, 2022
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Do you know what to research when seeking the right masonry contractor?

When it comes to masonry projects, the expertise of the right masonry contractor is crucial. DIY projects can be fun and allow you to interact with what you’re constructing. However, you must hire a professional mason. Read on to learn what to research when seeking the right masonry contractor. (more…)

How The Cold Weather Will Impact Masonry

Friday, September 15th, 2017
How the Cold Weather Will Impact Masonry

Stonework and masonry are both affected by cold weather and having a better understanding of what happens to these materials is essential to protecting them and your hard work from the harsh elements.

Cold weather is not usually the most ideal time of year to begin masonry projects. However, if construction began at a milder time of year and is now extending into the colder months or if your schedule just requires it, there are some factors you should consider to get the most quality and function out of your finished product. As we’re currently and rapidly approaching fall, now is the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge. Stonework and masonry are both affected by cold weather and having a better understanding of what happens to these materials is essential to protecting them and your hard work from the harsh elements. (more…)

What Exactly Is Masonry Restoration?

Friday, September 1st, 2017
What Exactly Is Masonry Restoration?

Masonry restoration is a broad term used to refer to any work on masonry on a home or commercial property that is already standing.

Masonry restoration is a broad term used to refer to any work on masonry on a home or commercial property that is already standing. It can refer to minor repairs in the brick outside or major restoration work on a historical building. Repointing is one of the most essential parts of masonry restoration, but it isn’t the only thing that occurs. Today we’re talking about masonry restoration, and what it is and is not. (more…)

How to Choose the Right Masonry Contractor

Friday, August 18th, 2017
How to Choose the Right Masonry Contractor

Whether you are working with a historical building or starting from scratch, choosing the right masonry contractor is a critical part of the building process.

Whether you are working with a historical building or starting from scratch, choosing the right masonry contractor is a critical part of the building process. The right masonry contractor will have the expertise, equipment, and experience to get the job done right the first time. Here are some of our tips for finding the perfect masonry contractor for your job. (more…)

Everything You Need to Know About Mortar Analysis

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Mortar Analysis

Mortar analysis is an important part of reconstructing historical masonry so that it lasts for long periods of time.

Mortar analysis is an important part of reconstructing historical masonry so that it lasts for long periods of time. The mortar analysis process is a scientific one that looks at the exact composition of the mortar used to attempt to create a duplicate, or gather historical information about building composition of the period. Here are the basics of what you need to know about mortar analysis. (more…)

How Professional Masonry Benefits You

Friday, July 28th, 2017
How Professional Masonry Benefits You

Masonry can be enduring and natural and adds value to your home, making it more earth friendly.

No matter what kind of home remodel or customization you are planning, masonry work can benefit you. Building with masonry materials is a centuries old tradition represented through historical structures that are still standing. Masonry can be enduring and natural, and adds value to your home, making it more earth friendly. There are a wide variety of other benefits we are going to discuss today, let’s explore. (more…)

Importance of Professional Masonry Restoration

Monday, March 16th, 2015

FoundationStone and brick masonry provide for long lasting, structurally sound, and impressive architecture. However, as long lasting as masonry may be, older masonry structures may still need masonry restoration for a number of reasons. The original mortar holding the masonry together may not have been well made, acid rain may have taken a toll, physical weathering, or freak accidents can all damage masonry enough to require masonry restoration.  If you own or operate a historic or otherwise venerable masonry structure it’s important that you get professional masonry restoration for your property. Professional masonry restoration can return structural stability, revive your masonries appearance, and protect the historic quality of the structure. Poorly done restoration may devalue the structure, or worse, cause more damage. (more…)

3 Things to Look For in a Commercial Masonry Company

Monday, March 9th, 2015

masonry contractorYou’re looking to have some professional masonry work done for your Baltimore business. However, you don’t know what to look for in a commercial masonry company. DelPrete masonry is here with a simple guide to how DelPrete masonry qualifies in all 3 things to look for in a commercial masonry company. Experience to get the job done, professionalism to get it in budget and on time, and a large body of work to prove they can get it done. DelPrete Masonry, has everthing you look for in a commercial masonry company.

Experience

Masonry is more then simple work or construction, it is a craft passed down from masters to apprentices who must undergo years of tutelage to become journeymen and then masters themselves. (more…)

Stonemasonry Signs Send Solid Signals

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

stonemasonry signYour Baltimore business has been doing well since it started, and an important anniversary is coming up. Celebrate your business’ anniversary with a stonemasonry business sign. A stonemasonry business sign sends solid signals to your employees, customers, and competitors. A stonemasonry sign tells them you’re strong, smart, and that you’re here to stay.

Stonemasonry Signs Signal Strength

A stonemasonry sign shows your business is strong in a couple of ways. A stone sign shows your employees that you believe in their solid performance. A stone sign shows your customers and investors that you have a strong commitment to quality. And finally, it shows competitors that your company is financially secure enough to afford the expense of a stone sign. The strength your stone masonry sign projects will make your employees and customers confident, and intimidate your business competitors.

Stonemasonry Signs Signal Smarts

Stonemasonry signs signal smarts to employees, customers, business allies, and competitors alike. Your new stonemasonry sign shows your employees your business smarts, as eye catching stonemasonry signage is sure to instill confidence in your customers. Your signage shows your customers and business partners, that you know the importance of branding and making a statement. Finally it shows your competitors your smart, because they know business is an arms race, and that by getting a stonemasonry sign you’ve stepped up your game. They’ll have to get a similar sign or fall behind, and because you got it first your customers will see your competitors getting it as playing catch-up.

Stonemasonry Signs Signal Staying Power

Finally, stonemasonry signs let everyone know that you’re here, and plan to stay. Stonemasonry stands up to the worst of weather, physical wear and tear, and lasts for centuries. Though your stonemasonry sign is expensive to begin with, it will pay for itself over the years because of its lasting power. It needs very little maintenance, is easy and fast to clean, and won’t need to be replaced in your lifetime. A stonemasonry sign will let everyone know your confident of your business, and that you’re not going anywhere but up.

Stonemasonry Signs from Del Prete Masonry

Your sign is one of the first things that people see when they approach your business. Your signs tell customers what kind of business you are. If you want your customers to know that you’re a serious business, dedicated to quality, and are here to stay you need to invest in a stonemasonry sign. But don’t just go to anyone, your stonemasonry should look professional and beautiful. Let Del Prete Masonry help! Please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at mike@delpretemasonry.com to get an estimate for your new commercial stone sign. We’re located out of Phoenix, MD and serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.