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Why Aren’t Homes Made of Structural Brick Anymore?

By |2024-02-04T03:37:06+00:00January 15th, 2024|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, Masonry|

In today's world, there's a noticeable shift away from traditional brick-and-mortar construction towards newer materials and methods, such as wood-frame construction. This shift can be largely attributed to evolving economic, cultural, and environmental factors. In today’s world, you’re more likely to see homes constructed from: steel wood cement stucco  While brick, once a go-to building

How Do You Preserve a Historic Stucco Exterior?

By |2023-12-20T18:29:33+00:00December 20th, 2023|Stucco|

History of Stucco Historic stucco exteriors are known for their timeless beauty and durability. Stucco, a type of cement-based plaster, has been used as an exterior finish for buildings since ancient times. The Greeks and Romans were among the first civilizations to use stucco as a decorative element in their architecture. During the Renaissance period,

How Much Does It Cost to Restore a Historic Chimney?

By |2024-01-15T19:47:03+00:00November 15th, 2023|Chimneys|

A chimney, often considered the crown of a home, serves a critical purpose beyond its aesthetic charm. As a conduit for smoke and gases from fireplaces or stoves, it plays a vital role in ensuring a safe and comfortable home environment. Chimneys, particularly those in historic homes, are often built from masonry materials like bricks

How to Tell If Your Building Needs Masonry Repair

By |2023-11-28T21:18:32+00:00October 9th, 2023|Masonry|

Masonry is a strong, durable material used in structures for centuries. However, it's not immune to the effects of time and weathering. Sooner or later, every building experiences some degree of masonry deterioration. From minor cracks and spalling brick to major structural damage, there are many signs that your building may need masonry repair. Signs

Using Masonry Staining to Restore the Look of Your Home’s Brick

By |2023-11-28T19:52:55+00:00September 11th, 2023|Masonry|

When it comes to one of the most classic and timeless materials used for construction, nothing quite beats brick. It's been a favored choice since ancient times due to its durability, affordability, and natural beauty. Brick is an excellent choice for exterior walls and interior surfaces alike, giving your home that extra bit of character.

What You Need to Know About Historic Masonry Repair

By |2023-04-27T14:48:31+00:00March 16th, 2023|Masonry|

Masonry repair and restoration is a tricky business, best left to the professionals. Unless you're an experienced mason yourself, chances are good that you'll end up doing more harm than good if you try to tackle a repair project on your own. Here's what you need to know about historic masonry repair. The Importance of

The Art of Brick and Stone Patching

By |2023-03-08T23:28:48+00:00February 12th, 2023|Masonry|

As the owner of a historic structure, you know that proper care and maintenance are vital to preserving your property's heritage, value, and curb appeal. When it comes to brick and stonework, patching is sometimes necessary to repair damage and keep your home in top condition.  But how do you know when patching is the

The Importance of Preserving the Past by Restoring Existing Masonry

By |2023-02-03T18:12:23+00:00January 15th, 2023|Masonry|

Masonry is one of the oldest and most durable forms of constructing buildings, but it still requires regular maintenance and repair. By preserving existing masonry, we not only prolong its lifespan, but also help preserve our history. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of restoring masonry in historical buildings. We'll also provide some

The Importance of Preserving the Past by Restoring Existing Masonry

By |2022-12-22T22:31:29+00:00December 13th, 2022|Masonry|

Masonry is one of the oldest and most durable forms of constructing buildings, but it still requires regular maintenance and repair. By preserving existing masonry, we not only prolong its lifespan but also help preserve our history. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of restoring masonry in historical buildings. We'll also provide some

Preserving Historic Masonry: Seeing Structures as Art

By |2022-11-09T18:40:32+00:00November 11th, 2022|Masonry|

Many of the world’s most iconic structures are made from masonry. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Colosseum, and even the United States Capitol Building are all examples of grandiose architecture built to stand the test of time – and they have. For centuries, masonry has been used in construction because of its durability, strength,

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