Is Your Mortar in Need of Repointing?
If you’ve noticed some spots of mortar on your brick home that are crumbling or simply in need of repair, it might be time to give the brick exterior of your home a little TLC. Brick is an excellent material. Not only does it provide a classic look that never feels outdated, but it adds a fair amount of traditional curb appeal to your home.
Historical Structure Trivia: Post-War vs. Pre-War Architecture
In the years leading up to World War II, American homes emphasized special touches to add charm and grace. After the war, the focus shifted to functionality and mass production.
How to Remove Graffiti from Masonry
At Abstract Masonry, we work with a variety of stunning historical structures to preserve and restore their masonry. In many cases, these structures are in areas that are prone to vandalism from graffiti. If you have a masonry building in a city area, one day it is going to get graffitied. It’s just a fact of life. It’s a matter of when not if. However, that doesn’t mean that you should just accept unsightly graffiti. Graffiti removal is one of the many restoration services that can be performed on masonry. Here are some of the key methods that we use to remove graffiti from masonry.
The Difference Between Repointing and
Pointing is the process where you fill in the
mortar joints between your masonry in the
construction process. It is necessary to get all
of your different masonry components to adhere
and form into a single wall or structure.
Obviously, this is a critical process for the
construction of new structures, but no matter
how great of a job of pointing is done that
mortar isn’t going to last forever. When the
mortar starts to erode and wear down, there are
two processes that can be done to preserve the
safety, beauty, and integrity of the structure:
repointing and tuckpointing.
The Essential Types of Masonry Sealants
Masonry sealants are a modern way to protect
historical structures from water damage and
corrosion due to moisture and other elements.
However, these sealants are only part of the
puzzle. Using the wrong sealant on masonry, or
applying it incorrectly, can often lead to worse
problems in the long-run than if you had just
left it alone. Because of this, it’s important
that we use these sealants correctly, and in a