Masonry is one of the most durable construction methods, and masonry buildings typically last for decades or longer without needing major structural repairs. Masonry still suffers damage, though. Bricks, mortar, concrete and stone are all porous materials. Water can easily penetrate into them and
Old walls and buildings can reveal the history of a town or area, but these structures do not last forever. With age, these structures can break, crack and become covered in dirt and dust. This prompts the need for repairs, but not everyone knows how to do this properly. You want to keep historic
Your chimney is built to withstand unrelenting cold in the winter and extreme heat from the fires in your fireplace. Year after year, this kind of wear and tear takes a toll, and your chimney will eventually need to be repaired. Sometimes, you can see visible damage from the ground. Other times,
Caulk is an effective way to fill cracks, or gaps, between surfaces in your building. It is commonly used to fill air gaps around door frames, windows, wood trim, plumbing, pipes and many other surfaces; and to seal gaps against infiltration by bugs, water and outdoor air. In this post, read about
If you have a building, there is a good chance it was built with masonry. Masonry refers to a construction method that uses cement mortar to hold bricks or stones together. Any building comprised of bricks or stones was likely built with masonry. Sometimes, the entire building is made with
If you are a homeowner, landlord, or owner of a commercial building, then you probably already know how to take care of everything from the roof to the pipes. However, with a push for greener energy and more sustainable products, many building owners are now working toward having a lower carbon
Maintaining a building can be a huge task; it can often seem as if there is always something that needs more work. With the near-constant need for maintenance, some things can easily fall through the cracks. Unfortunately, maintenance issues that are easily forgotten or ignored can often lead to
Choosing to buy and operate a commercial building can serve as a steady stream of income for those who decide to rent out their space on a monthly basis. Whether you rent the space to a restaurant, fast food or retail joint, or a legal practice, you can see high profits from this type of building.