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Brick Work

The Strength Within: Exploring the Role of Star Bolts in Masonry

At JLM Masonry and Waterproofing, we’ve been serving our community with top-notch masonry and waterproofing services for years. Our commitment to quality and durability has led us to discover the importance of star bolts in masonry construction. In this blog post, we’re excited to shed light on this critical component from our perspective.  What Are

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Brick Pointing

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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Brick Pointing

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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Masonry

It’s Time to Waterproof Your Interior Walls

Exterior masonry work tends to slow down during the winter months in a lot of ways. Harsh weather and unpredictable conditions make it near impossible to rejuvenate or replace any of the stone that lives outside. But that doesn’t mean that you should be putting off all masonry work until the temps start to climb

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Chimney Repair

Get Your Chimney Liner Replaced Before Temperatures Drop

No one wants to admit it with the summer heat still bearing down on us, but the colder weather is right around the corner. Shorts and T-shirts will give way to hats and gloves before we know it. With that wetter and colder weather comes more regular use of your heating system. That’s why fall

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Brick Pointing

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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Commercial Masonry

Commercial Masonry And Parking Garage Repair

First impressions are everything. No doubt you have heard that statement before. Well, that extends to your customers as well. Whether they are parking on the street somewhere near your storefront or office, or they are using the parking lot you have so graciously provided, what they initially see when they pull up will stick

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Brick Pointing

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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