Tips to Help Preserve Historic Stucco

By |2022-06-20T16:47:30+00:00June 27th, 2022|Architecture|

In preserving historic stucco, several different factors need to be taken into account- the process itself is something the good folks at Abstract Masonry have down to a science. In the following article, we will discuss some of these factors as well as explore the history of stucco as well as the nature of its

Paint Stripping To Preserve Historic Masonry

By |2022-06-20T16:27:22+00:00June 12th, 2022|Architecture|

When removing paint from historic structures, it is crucial that it be done in a way that doesn’t harm the integrity of the masonry materials underneath the paint. Many paint stripping chemicals can cause erosion and discoloration of the masonry. The team at Abstract Masonry excels at providing top-notch paint stripping services that are done

Which Masonry Materials Require the Least Care

By |2022-04-19T16:43:43+00:00April 26th, 2022|Architecture|

Having a low-maintenance home and yard is a dream for many renters and homeowners. When it comes to your home’s exterior, vinyl may be the lowest-maintenance material. But what about different stones or bricks? What’s Considered Masonry Materials When it comes to masonry, the most common building materials for buildings and walls include: Adobe Brick

How Historic Masonry Features Impact a Home’s Value

By |2022-04-19T16:40:37+00:00April 12th, 2022|Architecture|

Did you know that brick homes tend to have higher appreciation rates than the competition? Since 2017, brick homes have often appraised 6% higher than homes with other exterior finishes. Thanks to being a low-maintenance and long-lasting building material, homebuyers often seek out homes with brick exteriors vs others, such as wood siding. While it

Main Causes of Stone Deterioration in Masonry

By |2022-03-16T16:23:04+00:00March 11th, 2022|Architecture|

Some of the oldest buildings built by humans are still standing today. Despite the region, local climate and even differences in culture of the people that built them, they were all constructed using the same base material: Stone As A Building Material  Stone offers some wonderful properties, the stone is; Abundant Fireproof Weather-resistant Long-lasting Low

Restoring Historic Masonry After an Earthquake

By |2020-04-01T19:32:19+00:00March 25th, 2020|Architecture, Buildings, News|

What to Do and What Not to Do Since the 5.7 magnitude earthquake near Salt Lake City, Utah on the morning of March 18, 2020, our phones have been ringing off the hook from good folks owning historic brick, stone or adobe houses, and commercial buildings. They are seeking advice on how best to act

The Difference Between Repointing and Tuckpointing

By |2021-05-06T16:22:33+00:00December 7th, 2015|Architecture, Construction, Engineering|

The Difference Between Repointing and Tuckpointing 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

How to Remove Graffiti from Masonry

By |2021-05-06T16:08:19+00:00December 6th, 2015|Architecture, Construction, Marketing|

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

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