Skip to the main content.

APS Masonry's Repair Blog

We specialize in masonry repair, restoration, remodeling, and concrete services for homes and businesses in Philadelphia.

Get a Quote Now!

Philadelphia

Mortar vs Concrete: Key Differences for Philadelphia's Construction Projects

4 min read

Mortar vs Concrete: Key Differences for Philadelphia's Construction Projects

Have you ever wondered about the differences between mortar and concrete? If you're planning a renovation or new construction, knowing which material...

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

5 min read

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...

Read More
What is Mortar Made Of?

4 min read

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...

Read More
Types of Scaffolding in Construction

4 min read

Types of Scaffolding in Construction

Choosing the right scaffolding is essential for safe and efficient construction. This article explains the different types: supported scaffolding for...

Read More
Type N vs Type S Mortar

5 min read

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,...

Read More
What is Parging? Why Is It a Must for Every Philadelphia Home Owner?

7 min read

What is Parging? Why Is It a Must for Every Philadelphia Home Owner?

Parging for Philadelphia homeowners helps to protect and beautify their masonry walls. This simple process involves applying a thin coat of cement...

Read More
What Is a Continuous Foundation?

6 min read

What Is a Continuous Foundation?

A continuous foundation, or strip footing, is a simple and cost-effective way to support your building. It’s a reinforced concrete strip that runs...

Read More
What is a Mezzanine?

4 min read

What is a Mezzanine?

A mezzanine is an extra floor built between the main floors of a building, perfect for creating more space without expanding outward. They help you...

Read More
Complete Guide to Gutting a House: Costs, Steps, and Tips for Success

9 min read

Guide to Gutting a House: Costs, Steps, and Tips

Gutting a house is no small feat; it means stripping your house down to its essential structure and redesigning it from the inside out.

Read More