How to Get More Out of Your Mortar

By |2022-06-06T23:05:06+00:00May 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Mortar, which is created by mixing a fine aggregate and a binding agent, is what holds bricks and other timeless building materials together. Two factors determine its quality—its ability to bind and to keep water out! Even the finest mortars can eventually feel the effects of moisture over time, though. Whether you need to bandage

Becoming a Masonry Restoration Expert

By |2021-12-09T01:51:22+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Picking Up Broken Pieces Building restoration is a precise business — some may even consider it an art. You should understand not only the physical nature of the structure you’re fixing but you must also have a respect for its spirit and the work of previous builders. The work of Abstract Masonry, Utah’s premier restoration

The Noble Cause of Preservation Utah

By |2021-10-06T16:22:06+00:00October 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Each state has its own rich history, full of the stories that tell of those who came before us — their lives, their struggles, their hopes for the future. Such testimonies are still preserved on the buildings they left behind, just as our own dwellings give an accurate look at what’s most important to us.

Preventing Damage to Masonry

By |2021-09-06T21:56:27+00:00September 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.“ While he was talking about fire prevention in Philadelphia, the advice applies to numerous aspects of life. Building restoration is a booming industry because all masonry materials are prone to wear and tear. Whether due to improper installation or

History of Brick Masonry

By |2021-07-01T12:42:44+00:00July 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

If you’ve ever made a mud pie and let it bake on the sidewalk, you already know quite a bit about historic masonry. Today, the term “brick” can be used to describe any type of building block. Whether it’s made from clay or cement, bricks provide durable building materials for residential and commercial structures.  How

Masonry Throughout the Ages

By |2021-05-17T22:48:16+00:00June 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

It is thought masonry skills were developed as mankind decided to move from natural-found caves into man-made dwellings instead. But what has changed throughout the ages when it comes to the tools and techniques of masonry? Masonry starts with natural materials that can be found around us, including clay, gravel, sand, and stones. But what

Ways to Clean Masonry – Inside and Out

By |2021-05-17T22:42:41+00:00June 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Building restoration may sound like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. When you approach the project one element at a time, it’s easier o get a handle on things. And since curb appeal is one of the best parts of your home to invest in, we have tips for different ways to

How to Remove Graffiti from Masonry

By |2021-05-06T16:01:15+00:00May 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Renowned architect Frank Gehry, futurist designer of such landmark buildings as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Guggenheim Museum, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation building, once said that “in the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures.” While Gehry has always been enamored with the idea of pushing the boundaries of modern

Salt Lake Earthquake

By |2020-03-19T15:50:30+00:00March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Following the March 18, 2020 earthquake that shook Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, Abstract sincerely wishes the best for the health and safety of you and your loved ones. In cooperation with structural engineers and other professionals, we have aggressively advocated how best to prepare and stabilize residential and commercial masonry to withstand a

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