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Understanding Stair Step Cracks in Brick Walls: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention

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Understanding Stair Step Cracks in Brick Walls: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention

Brick walls are a timeless feature of many homes and buildings, offering both beauty and durability. However, like any construction material, bricks...

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What is Mortar Made Of?

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What is Mortar Made Of?

What mortar is important for any building project? Let us explain to you the key ingredients: cement, lime, sand, and water. Each ingredient helps...

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Type N vs Type S Mortar

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Type N vs Type S Mortar

Choosing the right mortar is very important for your masonry projects. Let us help you decide which to use. Type S mortar is strong and durable,...

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Expert Brick Sealer Services | APS Masonry Contracting - Protect Your Masonry

If you want to protect your brickwork effectively, it's important to use brick sealer. This article provides detailed information on different types...

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Pros and Cons of Brick Homes: Is It Worth It?

Thinking about a brick home? Our article helps you decide. Brick homes are strong, need little maintenance, and save on energy costs, boosting your...

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Reviving Your Masonry: Tuckpointing vs Repointing

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Tuckpointing vs Repointing: Enhancing and Strengthening Brickwork

In masonry, two techniques stand out for their vital role in maintaining and restoring the charm and stability of brick structures: tuckpointing and...

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What Is Brick Pointing and How Does It Affect Your Home?

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What Is Brick Pointing and How It Protects Your Home

Brick-pointing is very important for maintaining the structural integrity and beauty of your home. This process involves repairing and filling the...

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A black and white photo of a brick wall partially covered with ivy, with the

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The Different Types of Bricks for Masonry Work

If you're starting on a building or renovation project, choosing the right type of brick is very important for ensuring durability and improving the...

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A worker is shown kneeling and placing paving stones on a gravel bed in a black and white photo. The central overlay shows the

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How to Match Bricks: Tips for Seamless Repairs

Matching bricks for seamless repairs is important to maintain the look and strength of your masonry. Focus on matching brick size, color, and...

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