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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

COVID-19 Policy

By |2020-03-19T15:55:23+00:00March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

To our Valued Customers, Partners and Friends: I appreciate the confidence you demonstrate in us every time you choose to work with Abstract. Current conditions throughout our state, country, and the world at large have left us all feeling a bit uncertain with the rapidly-evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety of

Is Your Mortar in Need of Repointing?

By |2020-02-26T22:43:06+00:00February 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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

Historical Structure Trivia: Post-War vs. Pre-War Architecture

By |2020-02-26T22:36:19+00:00February 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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. Architecture Styles Before and After World War II World War II is an event that forever changed the course of America. With long-standing effects in

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