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Look at Every Option When Cleaning Masonry

Hank Johnson HJ’s Stone Artistry Restorations When cleaning masonry, how much water is too much water? That’s the question many masons find themselves asking when cleaning masonry platforms. The dicey part is that water, and how you use it, can have a huge effect on the outcome. If your platform is not sealed tightly or […]

Q&A Trends in Jobsite Hand Tools

Pro Masonry Guide sat down with a few of the industry’s most knowledgeable sources to find out. Jason Feldner is general manager for OLFA North America, Jason Swanson is VP of communications/PR for RIDGID Power Tools, and Taylor Crenshaw is product manager for Milwaukee Tool, which offers REDSTICK Concrete Levels. Following is what they had […]

Restoring a Legacy in Missouri

Lightweight block was the material of choice to rebuild the historic Fulton State Hospital. By Anderson Williams Designers of the new Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, Mo., faced a critical deadline. The oldest psychiatric care facility in the state was woefully out of date and urgently needed replacement. For a time, it appeared the new […]

A Guide to Renting Versus Buying Masonry Equipment

As a mason, knowing when to fully invest or to rent can save you money now and in the long run. By Maureen Upchurch As a mason, the decision between renting versus buying masonry equipment has a direct impact on your bottom line, which is greatly impacted by purchasing equipment. When equipment needs arise, you […]

Designing an Adhered Masonry Veneer

A look at weather resistant barriers Last month we covered several of the components of the structural substrate. Focusing on a stud wall construction, Oriented Strand Board (OSB), plywood, gypsum and bituminous sheathing, we discussed the performance of each product and how it is related to the wall. In part two of this series on […]

A Fresh Look at Building Information Modeling for Masonry

Ready or not, Building Information Modeling for Masonry or BIM-M is changing the masonry industry. By Jim Cook It’s of little surprise that implementation of Building Information Modeling for masonry moves slowly in an industry where things are literally set in stone. But change is inevitable, however slow it may come, and building information modeling [...]

Building a Safe Culture in the Masonry Industry

By Zach Everett When we talk about building a safe culture in the masonry industry, it is necessary to know what is all this rhetoric about “safety culture” anyway? I think most people get the general idea, but let’s make certain of what we’re talking about when we use the word “culture” in reference to [...]