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Hidden Threats to Utah’s Masonry: Identification and Solutions

By |2024-07-08T18:05:47+00:00July 8th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Utah, with its diverse climate and unique architectural heritage, boasts an impressive array of masonry structures. However, this beautiful and durable building material faces a host of hidden threats that can compromise its structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. As a leading masonry contractor in Utah, Abstract Masonry is dedicated to educating homeowners and businesses about

The Structural Benefits of Masonry Restoration

By |2024-05-21T10:36:19+00:00June 3rd, 2024|Uncategorized|

Masonry, with its timeless elegance and enduring strength, has graced countless structures throughout history. However, time, the elements, and neglect can take their toll, compromising the structural integrity of even the most robust masonry work. This is where masonry restoration steps in, not merely as cosmetic enhancements, but as vital interventions to safeguard the structural

Signs to Replace Cracked Masonry

By |2024-07-08T18:03:58+00:00May 25th, 2024|Buildings, Masonry|

Masonry structures are the timeless backbones of our architecture, standing firm as a testament to human craftsmanship. However, just as with any part of our environment, they're not impervious to the wear and tear of time. Understanding the subtle yet crucial signs it's time to repair cracked masonry or damage is paramount to preserving these

The Importance Of Historic Stucco Repair

By |2024-04-26T16:11:14+00:00April 26th, 2024|Preservation, Stucco|

When you first see stucco on a building, you may make the mistake of thinking it’s an easy material to work with. But the truth is, stucco is deceptive in its simplicity, and unless you’re extensively familiar with and practiced with plastering, it’s not something that should be touched by anyone other than a professional.

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning the Exterior of a Brick House

By |2024-04-05T18:51:29+00:00March 27th, 2024|Masonry|

Brick houses have a timeless charm, blending strength and history into the very fabric of their walls. But this classic facade can often bear the brunt of weathering and pollution, requiring a good cleaning to maintain its appearance.  Whether you're a homeowner looking to clean your house or an architect needing to restore a historical

Clean Up Your Brick Home Easily With Pressure Washing

By |2024-03-07T21:52:39+00:00February 16th, 2024|Uncategorized|

The exterior of a brick house can exude an appeal of timeless elegance. However, like any other surface, brick and mortar can accumulate dirt, grime, and stains over time. But fret not, a thorough cleaning can restore the splendor of your brick house and leave it looking like new. Pressure washing is a great way

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

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