October 15th, 2019

Why Getting Code Violations Corrected is So Important

As the population continues to increase, more and more construction projects are getting started. In the United States, it’s not surprising to see orange cones on the highway,…

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October 1st, 2019

How to Build a Brick Masonry Wall

Many homeowners like to take on DIY projects. Not only does it save money, it creates a sense of accomplishment when you get to admire the finished product.…

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September 15th, 2019

Fireplace Problems, Repairs, and Maintenance

The bricks and mortar used to build your fireplace are strong materials, but fire is intense and creates a lot of wear and tear. Over time, the excessive…

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September 1st, 2019

How to Properly Clean a Brickwork Chimney and Fireplace

Using your fireplace is a great way to create a cozy, warm space for you and your family to relax. However, the more use it gets, the dirtier…

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August 15th, 2019

4 Major Chimney Problems and How to Prevent Them

Contrary to popular belief, chimneys are not exactly low maintenance. When improperly cared for, chimneys and fireplaces can cause house fires, dangerous exposure to carbon monoxide, and costly…

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August 1st, 2019

What Causes Brick Faces to “Pop Off” and Deteriorate?

Anyone who owns a home made of brick understands the numerous benefits that follow. Brick homes have higher property values, they look absolutely stunning, and they tend to…

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June 20th, 2019

A Comprehensive Guide to Caulking

When you think of masonry companies, you probably don’t think of caulking. But caulk is an extremely useful and versatile material in any building trade. It’s easy to…

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June 6th, 2019

Different Types of Mortar and When to Use Them

If you own a home made of brick, you have two things that you need to take care of. First is the overall integrity of the bricks themselves.…

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May 16th, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Chimney Caps or Flue Toppers

If you enjoy warming up to a nice fire indoor, then you need to understand your chimney. There are a lot of different moving parts, but one of…

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May 2nd, 2019

Information on Lintels and How to Check for Damages

In buildings, there are a number of independent structures that are used together to create the end result. The skeleton of a building provides structural support, wiring provides…

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April 18th, 2019

A Tuckpointing Guide to Adding and Removing Windows and Doors

When you’re ready to make some changes to your home, some of the most drastic ways to do so involves adding or subtracting windows and doors. You can…

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April 4th, 2019

What You Need to Know About Faux Brick and Stone Veneer

Bricks can be a lot of work. They require regular maintenance to ensure the structural stability of your home stays strong. Over time, this maintenance can start to…

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March 22nd, 2019

How to Get a No Pressure, No Hassle Tuckpointing Job Done Right

Getting work done on your home can be frustrating. Depending on your needs, you may be facing expensive quotes from companies you’re apprehensive about. When it comes to…

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March 8th, 2019

When is the Best Time for Masonry Work?

Bricks offer a beautiful aesthetic addition to your home, but they need to be protected. If you have any brick structures on your property, you’ll need to regularly…

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February 22nd, 2019

What You Need to Know About Firebrick and Refractory Cement

If you need to get a tuckpointing job done, or are looking to add new brick or cement structures to your home, you’ll likely start the process by…

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February 5th, 2019

A Look Inside Historical Tuckpointing

If you own a building that, in whatever way, is constructed out of brick and mortar then it’s likely that you know a little bit about tuckpointing. Tuckpointing…

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January 21st, 2019

Why Salt is Bad for Your Brick and Stone Structures

As winter trudges on and the ground stays covered in ice, it’s important to understand something that many people don’t realize: salt is bad for brick and stone…

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January 5th, 2019

All of Your Chimney Repair Questions Answered

While you don’t always think about your chimney, it’s an essential part of your home. Your chimney directs harmful smoke and chemicals outside and away from your family…

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December 22nd, 2018

Why Should I Care About Tuckpointing?

Homeowners put a lot of time and effort into caring for their property. People who thought they’d never waste an entire Saturday morning tending their lawn find themselves…

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December 7th, 2018

How Tuckpointing Can Help Combat Leaky Basements

One of the biggest nuisances a homeowner can experience is a problem with their residence. While most things are fixable, some problems are worse than others. One of…

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November 22nd, 2018

How Tuckpointing Can Add Value to Your Home

If you’re the owner of a home that incorporates brick into the framework, or as part of an additional structure, it’s time to get educated on tuckpointing. Tuckpointing…

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November 7th, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About the Inside of Your Chimney

One of the best things about winter is lighting a fire and enjoying the warmth radiating throughout your home. However, there are a lot of moving parts that…

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October 23rd, 2018

Tuckpointing: Solid vs. Spot Pointing

When you start to think about tuckpointing, there are a lot of different terminologies that come into play. You may need to completely re-do your entire brick home…

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October 8th, 2018

Tuckpointing and Pools: Everything You Need to Know

Most people who have, or are looking to build, an in-ground pool in their yard understand that there is a lot of tuckpointing work that is involved in…

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September 23rd, 2018

Essential Tools Used for Tuckpointing

If you live in a home that contains brick somewhere on your property, whether it’s on your actual home or not, chances are that you’ll eventually need to…

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September 8th, 2018

Do Weather Conditions Affect Tuckpointing?

If you’re ready to get some tuckpointing done on your home or outdoor structures, it’s important to take the time to consider the weather. Depending on where you…

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August 24th, 2018

Repairing Brick That’s Over 100 Years Old

In a world where people are constantly replacing things instead of repairing them, it’s nice to come across an old building that’s still standing. With age comes a…

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August 10th, 2018

Getting Your Chimney Ready for Fall

Fall is arguably one of the most popular seasons of the year. The weather gets a little cooler, the leaves start to change colors, and there’s a certain…

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July 27th, 2018

Commercial Building Maintenance Checklists

As with any type of maintenance, preventative work is the most effective. When you take control of problems before they happen – or before they get any bigger…

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July 13th, 2018

What is Commercial Tuckpointing

If you’ve never heard the term tuckpointing before, you’re not alone. There are a lot of people who are unfamiliar with this term, but understand what it involves.…

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June 29th, 2018

10 Ways Commercial Property Owners Can Protect Vacant Buildings

With the slowing economy and rising rental crisis, there has been a recent influx in vacating homes, business properties, and industrial parks. This leaves commercial property owners with…

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June 15th, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Concrete Block Homes

A concrete block home is exactly what it sounds like: a house built with concrete blocks. In the construction industry, it’s known as a concrete masonry unit (CMU).…

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June 1st, 2018

Historic Restoration and Preservation of Churches

Historic churches have a certain charm that you just can’t ignore. They’re beautiful and tend to increase the aesthetic value of a neighborhood. Using a delicate combination of…

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May 18th, 2018

How Tuckpointing Can Maintain Your Church’s Charm

Churches aren’t like other commercial buildings. They’re a place for people to come together in spirit of worship and are constructed immaculately. With the unique use of bricks,…

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May 4th, 2018

10 Genius Ways to Use Cinder Blocks in Your Backyard

Today, everyone everywhere seems to be jumping on the trend of up-cycling old or industrial material. People have been using everything from pots and pans for flowers to…

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April 23rd, 2018

Why is Your Brick Deteriorating?

If you have a brick structure on your property, or if your home is built out of bricks, it’s important to know when simple wear and tear takes…

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April 9th, 2018

A Guide to Tidy Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing is a messy job. It involves heavy equipment, mortar and a slew of professionals walking in and out of your home or property. A lot of companies…

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March 26th, 2018

How to Find the Best Masonry Contractor For Your Brick Home

The first step in finding the best masonry contractor for your brick home is knowing exactly what you want. If you don’t, it’ll be hard to have a…

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March 12th, 2018

Is My Fireplace Safe to Use?

A lot of people never think about whether or not their fireplace is safe to use until it’s too late. However, checking your fireplace is easy, can save…

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February 26th, 2018

Benefits to a Proactive Approach to Chimney Inspections

Having a home with a fireplace and chimney is a great asset. It provides a place for you and your family to gather during the colder months and…

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February 12th, 2018

Does Your Brick Need Tuckpointing?

Outdoor brick walls and structures are a beautiful addition to your home. They increase resale value, age gracefully and give your home a very unique look. No one…

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January 16th, 2018

Safety Tips for Heating With a Gas Fireplace

Everyone loves sitting around a fireplace. It gives off an unbeatable ambiance and is oftentimes the central focus point in our family spaces. However, if the right precautions…

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January 2nd, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Home With Brick

Brick homes are hard to ignore. They have a very unique charm to them and always draw a lot of attention. While they’re beautiful to look at, there…

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December 18th, 2017

Top 5 Reasons to Get a Chimney Inspection and Repair Before Winter

During the cold winter months, many families love getting cozy next to a fire. It is probably the one time in the year that your fireplace actually gets…

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December 4th, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Tuckpointing

For most people, tuckpointing isn’t a word commonly used in their vocabulary. However, if you’re living in a home with brick somewhere on your property – whether it’s…

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