Experienced masons know that the procedures for how to mix mortar with colors (or pigments) is a precise science of combining mortar mix, cement, pigment and water in the right proportions.
An overview of the installation of Keene’s Rainscreen is explained in this concise, informative instructional video. Technique is explained along with surface considerations.
Masonry is the way to go, but can you argue that point easily? The Brick Industry Association lays out six ironclad reasons for choosing brick.
The brick: It wraps itself around your most prized possessions – unless, of course, you live in a house clad with lesser materials. And those prized possessions? You and your loved ones who dwell inside those four walls. It just makes sense to protect them with the exceptional fire resistance and durability of brick and […]
Western Specialty Contractors worked on restoring a memorial from World War II veterans’ memorial globe in Springfield, Ill.
Most masons will likely need to figure real costs for work to be done. Here’s how to determine a unit price for masonry. Being a mason contractor requires many skills. You have to estimate projects, maintain equipment, provide material and labor, and collect your money. Estimating, for some masons, has become easy. When a project […]
Tens of thousands embarked on Las Vegas as concrete and masonry stole the World of Concrete 2017 show. Crowded aisles and packed outdoor lots: The World of Concrete/World of Masonry 2017 show was held in Las Vegas in January, and it did not disappoint. From the latest technologies and scientific advancements in materials to the toughest […]
Old brick is something to treasure, but matching it for an expansion or repair may seem a daunting task. With these helpful brickmatching basics, you can match older brick successfully. By Don Foster The goal when repairing or expanding a masonry structure is to have it look just like the pre-existing masonry. That means matching size, […]