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Chimney Repair 101: A Guide To Fixing Your Fireplace Flue

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Understanding the Fireplace Flue When it comes to chimney repair, understanding the fireplace flue is crucial. The flue is the passageway that allows smoke and gases to safely exit your home. Over time, the flue can become damaged or clogged, leading to potential safety hazards. By learning how to properly maintain and repair your fireplace […]

Why You Should Always Hire A Professional For Chimney Repair

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Is your chimney in need of repairs? While it may be tempting to try and tackle the job yourself, hiring a professional for chimney repair is always the best choice. A professional chimney repair company will have the experience, knowledge, and tools necessary to safely and effectively repair your chimney. By hiring a professional, you […]

Why You Should Waterproof Your Concrete Surfaces

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Concrete might seem like a hard, impenetrable material, but it’s surprisingly vulnerable to water. If you have concrete walls, pillars, or floors, and you want to keep them in top shape, concrete waterproofing is a must. Here’s a brief guide to help you better understand the process and how it can benefit you. How Does Concrete Waterproofing […]

Why Does Concrete Crack?

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Concrete is among the most durable building and paving materials available to contractors and homeowners. This material does develop cracks under various conditions, which can be minimized or avoided, by methods including concrete waterproofing. Here are reasons why cracks occur and how to avoid them.  3 Reasons Concrete Develops Cracks 1. Too Much Water in Mixture […]

What Is Tuckpointing?

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You might already know that the brick masonry in and around your home needs regular care and maintenance to stay in good shape, but did you know that tuckpointing brick is an important part of that upkeep? Over time, as the brick deals with extreme weather, heat exposure, and excessive moisture, the mortar joints can wear out […]

FAQ’s About Retaining Walls

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Retaining walls are a type of brickwork that can help add aesthetic value and damage control to a property. Homes or businesses with uneven elevation on the property can use a retaining wall to help reduce shifts in the landscape, while those without can add one to boost curb appeal. To help you better understand this masonry, […]

How Water Can Enter Your Basement

Because they lack adequate ventilation, basements tend to get musty. They should never be wet, however. If you notice mold growing on the walls or puddles forming on the floor, some portion of the structure has probably been compromised, and foundation waterproofing may be in order. Here are some of the most common entry points for water, […]

Do’s & Don’ts Of Maintaining Brick

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Maintaining brick is an important part of keeping your property in great condition. When masonry falls into disrepair, it can lead to problems like water damage, pests, and more – and that’s not to mention how unsightly it can look. Thankfully, by following these simple Do’s and Don’ts, you can ensure the stonework at your home […]

A Guide To Waterproofing For Homeowners

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Concrete’s durability makes it an ideal choice for many construction applications, but many homeowners are surprised to learn how susceptible it is to water damage. Concrete is a porous material, meaning that it can absorb water naturally, but water can also infiltrate via cracks or joints that are not properly installed. This can lead to […]

5 Types Of Chimney Repairs

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A chimney is a beautiful and useful feature of a home. However, over time, chimneys can develop a variety of issues that require repairs. Understanding signs of needed masonry work can save you from more significant problems down the line. 5 Types of Issues that Require Chimney Repairs 1. Creosote Build-Up Whenever any fire is made, the smoke […]

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