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5 Common Chimney Problems and How to Cure Them

5 Common Chimney Problems and How to Cure Them

Chimney adds more beauty to your house, and a fireplace gives off a holiday vibe. But it doesn’t stop there; behind the elegant look it offers, it requires regular maintenance. Chimney deterioration and other potential issues may arise if left neglected. Therefore, a homeowner should not set aside chimney maintenance to enjoy the best of […]

Masonry Restorations: Definition, Tools and Different Types of Masonry Restorations

Masonry Restorations: Definition, Tools and Different Types of Masonry Restorations

Starting off with the definition of masonry, it is a construction method that binds bricks or stones together using a cement mortar. Some structures, especially historic buildings, are made with masonry. All building types will age and will need some repair or restoration. Simple masonry repairs can strike some damage control; however, some damages need […]

Differences Between Tuckpointing and Repointing

Differences Between Tuckpointing and Repointing

When you do a search on YouTube about tuckpointing, do the results show you repointing videos? Or, have you searched about masonry repairs about what to do on your crumbly mortar or damaged masonry wall, but both repointing and tuckpointing appeared and now, you can’t figure out which is which? Does your chimney have cracking […]

Tuckpointing 101: What You Need To Know About Tuckpointing

Tuckpointing 101: What You Need To Know About Tuckpointing

Historical brick homes or exterior brick walls are so easing to the eyes. However, every brick building requires much care and attention because they age or deteriorate over time; thus, it requires maintenance or repair. However, tuckpointing is one of the most effective ways to ensure that every exterior brick structure remains timelessly beautiful. Confused […]

Tuckpointing Tools and their Uses

Tuckpointing Tools and their Uses

Ever wonder why your masonry construction does not seem to be the same? Has your masonry been living for a decade now? No matter how sturdy your building, wall, or chimney appears to be, its mortar joint could be needing some kind of repair called tuckpointing. Tuckpointing is the process of removing the damaged mortar […]

Do I Need a Retaining Wall? 10 Signs You Need a Retaining Wall

Do I Need a Retaining Wall? 10 Signs You Need a Retaining Wall

Being a homeowner comes with the huge responsibility of maintaining your own property. Having your property for decades, you might not know, could not be as efficient as it was before. Building a retaining wall is one of the ways you can keep your property safe. Not only does it add aesthetics, but it also […]