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5 Fixes to Your Home that a Mason Can Assess and Fix 

Owning a home often comes with its set of maintenance challenges, some of which may require the skilled hands of a professional mason. Masonry work is not just about building and repairing brick structures; it’s about ensuring the longevity and safety of your home. Here are five fixes to your home that a mason can

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Regular Cleaning of Your Masonry Structures is Essential

As a professional mason, I often emphasize to my clients the importance of regular brick and masonry cleaning. This practice is not just about maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your building, but it also plays a crucial role in preserving the structural integrity of the masonry work. Here’s why regular cleaning of your brick and

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Historical Brick Erosion Repair and Best Practices

A lot of people think brick and other hard building materials are ageless. Like somehow they are going to just last forever. But that’s simply not the case. Over time things break down. Bricks are no exception. How you treat your masonry and the weather conditions where you are located are two huge factors in

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Try Limewashing or ‘German Smear’ to Freshen Up Your Brick 

A lot of homes in this area use brick in some form or fashion. Whether it’s exterior walls (either entirely or partially), interior fireplaces, or even just an accent wall…brick is everywhere around these parts. But the options for changing the look of those bricks are somewhat limited. Sure, you can power wash it to

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Three Easy Steps to Get Ready for Firepit Season

Summer is still sizzling, but fall is right around the corner. What better way to keep those summer vibes rolling than planning for more outdoor fun with a firepit? Sure, it’s not exactly the same thing. But it is easily one of the best ways to adjust because we can’t force summer to stay forever.

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Waterproofing Your Stone or Brick House

Waterproofing Your Brick or Stone House Waterproofing Your Stone or Brick House    Most homes in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas are built with either stone or brick. Both of those are materials that most people associate with being durable and long-lasting. And, in a sense, that’s true. But they aren’t impenetrable. They are still

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It is Time To Maintain and/or Restore Your Property  

It is Time To Maintain and/or Restore Your Property Maintaining a property can be a tall task. No matter if you’re talking about a single-family home or a commercial property, just the basics can be a lot. Washing windows and vacuuming floors, landscaping and bathrooms…the chores can pile up. We’ve all been there. To-do lists

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